Posted on August 6, 2012 by Simon Phipps
How do you do open procurement for ICT solutions? The answer, according to the European Commission, is to ensure that all procurement that requires tendering (and not all does) is specified in terms of the functions required rather than expressing a preference for the brands involved in the solution. But despite the clear regulations there seem to be plenty of public authorities across Europe which ignore them. This is bad news for European businesses and very bad news for open source, as I explain in ComputerWorldUK today.
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Posted on February 10, 2011 by Simon Phipps
My article about how procurement policies need to address copyright ownership is now available from the Essays section.
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Posted on January 21, 2011 by Simon Phipps
Legacy procurement rules that insist on indemnity from open source subscription suppliers are an unnecessary barrier to open source adoption.
Read about this on ComputerWorldUK
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