A European Software Strategy for Europe
Recommendations for a European Software Strategy
"Playing to win in the new software market"
. An industry expert group – software vendors, SMEs, business associations and analysts – have reviewed the status of the software and services industry, identifying the main issues facing it, and formulating recommendations for addressing them in a European Software Strategy.
This report is a summary of seven Industrial Working Groups that adressed elements of a possible Software Strategy :
Industrial Working Groups
- WG 1 - Future Internet - Future Growth opportunities for the Software Industry
- WG 2 - Business Technology Trends in the Software Industry
- WG 3 - IPR, Standards and Interoperability
- WG 4 - Public Procurement – Financing Software Innovation
- WG 5 - SMEs – Reduction of Fragmentation
- WG 6 - Skills and Lifelong Learning
- WG 7 - Open Source Software
Initial Contributions from Industry
The European Software Association (ESA)
- The European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS)
- The NESSI European Technology Platform
- Syntec-Informatique involving the national IT associations of Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, and the UK
- Open Forum Europe (OFE) and The Open Source Business Organisations of Europe (OBOOE)
- The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA)
Call for views on a European Software Strategy
In November 2007, Commissioner Reding called upon industry to provide views on a European software strategy ("Towards a European Software Strategy", Truffle 100 event, 19 November 2007) . Several European Software and Services industrial organisations submitted contributions which identified a diversity of issues, barriers, and challenges.
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