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Re: [edu-eu] European Schoolnet and the Future Classroom Lab

From: Federico Bruni
Subject: Re: [edu-eu] European Schoolnet and the Future Classroom Lab
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 23:59:05 +0100
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Sorry for pushing and for double posting...
Can anyone point me to an European directive which encourages the use of Free Software in public institutions?

Thanks in advance

Il 04/12/2012 09:48, Federico Bruni ha scritto:

a friend of mine is involved in an european project which promotes the
use of ICT in public schools:

This project is coordinated by several Ministries of Education, but it's
also supported by some big ICT players, as you can see here:

My friend is concerned about the presence of these companies. It's quite
likely that they are going to use the project to promote their products.
As far as I can see, all these companies produce proprietary software or

What can we do to guarantee the presence of Free Software projects and
companies in this project? Is there any European directive which
recommends the use of Free Software in such situations?

I think that FSFE may take a stand and do some "lobbying" about this
project. What do you think?


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