Tender EU-Study about impact of Free Software and Open Hardware

Bernhard E. Reiter bernhard at fsfe.org
Mon Aug 5 10:34:44 UTC 2019


probably of interest and we should see who will do this study
and follow up on it.


The European Commission, Directorate-General for Communications Networks, 
Content and Technology, Directorate E: Future Networks, Unit E2: Cloud and 
Software has put out the following tender:


The Impact of Open Source Software and Hardware on Technological Independence, 
Competitiveness and Innovation in the EU Economy — Smart 2019/0011

Reference number: SMART 2019/0011

Short description:
The objective of the study is to investigate in detail the economic impact of 
open source software and hardware on the European economy. The study should 
identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and challenges of open source 
in relevant ICT policies (e.g. cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), 
Digitising the European industry, the connected car, HPC, big data, 
distributed ledger technologies, etc.). The study should gather evidence in 
monetary terms of the footprint of open source in the EU economy.

Finally, the study should propose a list of policy options that can maximize 
the benefit of open source in support of a competitive EU software and 
hardware industry and an eco-friendly transformation of the EU economy.

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