This paper shows the relevance of open source in the current software context from the NESSI perspective, then it sets out the position of NESSI with regards to main features of open source, and continues with the  intellectual property and business considerations of open source use and development. The paper is focused on open source software; open data and open services are outside of the scope of this paper.

  • This paper is addressed to:
    policy makers, to be aware of the relevance of open source, not only for fostering businesses but also to make access to software more democratic and by that to promote digital inclusion
  • NESSI Members, to promulgate a common understanding that NESSI is a plural community and does not champion one particular position on this issue; and
  • all external stakeholders, to communicate the position of NESSI on open source.

Read the paper here: Open Source Software

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