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Towards open source software adoption and dissemination

Objective

Europe, as a whole, has a stake in improving the usage of F/OSS in all branches of IT and public life, in general. Although there is a strong Open Source Community in IT-strong countries of Europe, there is lot more to be done. F/OSS communities throughout Europe can achieve better results through co-ordination of their research activities/programmes that reflect the current state-of-the-art.

The main objective of the TOSSAD project is to start integrating and exploiting already formed methodologies, strategies, skills and technologies in F/OSS domain in order to help governmental bodies, educational institutions and SMEs to share research results, establish synergies, build partnerships and innovate in an enlarged Europe. More precisely, the TOSSAD project aims at improving the results of the F/OSS communities throughout Europe through supporting the coordination and networking of these communities by means of state-of-the-art studies, usability cases, curriculum development and the development of collaborative information e-bays and web-based groupware.

By conducting these actions on an international European level, with inclusion of the ACC and NMS countries, the TOSSAD project will create sufficient momentum for a general acceptance and coordinated boost of F/OSS development. Our project proposal is in line with the EU policies that encourage wider usage of F/OSS in Europe on every platform. It also supports the objectives of the IST Work Programme 2003-2004, in particular, as stated clearly in Part 2.2.2: "The development of open standards and open source software will be encouraged when appropriate to ensure interoperability of solutions and to further innovation."

Funding Scheme

CA - Coordination action

Coordinator

TURKIYE BILIMSEL VE TEKNOLOJIK ARASTIRMA KURUMU
Address
Ataturk Bulvari No. 221 Kavaklidere
06100 Ankara
Turkey

Participants (18)

CONSEN EEIG EURO-GROUP AEIE
Spain
Address
Jaume Fabra 12
08004 Barcelona
EZ SYSTEMS AS
Norway
Address
Kverndalsgate 8
3717 Skien
FONDAZZJONI TEMI ZAMMIT
Malta
Address
Villa Bighi Avicenna Knowledge Cent
CSP 12 Bighi Kalkara
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Muenchen
FUNDACION PARA EL DESARROLLO DE LA CIENCIA Y LA TECNOLOGIA EN EXTREMADURA
Spain
Address
Rectorado De La Universidad De Extremadura, Campus Univer \*
06002 Badajoz
INTERNATIONALER MEDIENVERBUND REGISTRIERTE GENOSSENSCHAFT MIT BESCHRAENKTER HAFTUNG
Austria
Address
Operngasse 22-24
1040 Vienna
INTERNET SOCIETY BULGARIA
Bulgaria
Address
Velchova Zavera Square 1
Sofia
INTESI GROUP BELGIUM NV
Belgium
Address
Drie Eikenstraat 661 661
2650 Edegem
IOTA INFORMATIK LIMITED SIRTEKI
Turkey
Address
Itu Ayazaga Kampusu Teknoloji Gelistirme Merkezi Binasi O \*
Maslak Istanbul
KNOWNET LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
6 Menai View Terrace
LL57 2HF Bangor
P.D.A. COMMUNICATION SRL
Italy
Address
Via Madonna Degli Angeli 132
66100 Chieti
TALLINNA TEHNIKAUELIKOOL
Estonia
Address
Ehitajate Tee 5
19086 Tallinn
THE PROVOST FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
UKRAINIAN LVIV INSTITUTE FOR BUSINESS INFORMATICS LTD.
Ukraine
Address
Storozhenko Str.12
79018 Lviv
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Italy
Address
Via Universita 40
09123 Cagliari
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
VIEWROPE AB
Sweden
Address
Storgatan 9
972 38 Lulea
XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE D.O.O.
Slovenia
Address
Teslova Ulica 30
1000 Ljubljana