European VALS project - deadline 1st April

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European VALS project - deadline 1st April

Post by Aeneas »

Hi everybody!

As Google had refused ReactOS' application for the GSoC in a plain ridiculous manner, I would like to mention here that Haiku OS apparantly applying at a European project equivalent to the GSoC. The deadline is 1st April.

I saw this here: ... ester_code

That is apparently the project page / what it is all about: ... /index.php

I hope this is interesting for ReactOS.

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Re: European VALS project - deadline 1st April

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Open Source Software Strategy 2014-2017

OSS Strategy 2014-2017
OSS at the Commission

1. The Commission shall continue to adopt formally, through the Product Management procedure, the use of OSS technologies and products.

2. The Commission shall ensure a level playing field for open source software and demonstrate an active and fair consideration of using open source software – taking account of the total cost of ownership of the solution.

3. For all future IT developments, the Commission shall promote the use of products that support recognised, well-documented and preferably open technical specifications that can be freely adopted, implemented and extended. Interoperability is a critical issue for the Commission, and use of well-established standards is a key factor to achieve it.

4. For the internal development of new information systems, in particular where deployment is foreseen by third parties outside the EC infrastructure, OSS shall be the preferred choice and used whenever possible.

5. The Commission shall further clarify the legal context around the internal use of OSS and make this clarification available to interested parties. The main topics to be addressed include: licensing schemes, Intellectual Property Rights, equal opportunities in the context of procurement and participation in OSS communities.

6. The Commission shall further develop guidelines and best practices allowing the setup of OSS and mixed solutions covering the full set of professional services, including deployment of OSS solutions in its data centres at the same level of service as the proprietary ones.

7. The Commission shall continue to develop and adopt best practice and tools emerging from OSS communities while applying state-of-the-art governance practices, particularly in the domain of security. In addition, the EC will facilitate and promote the creation of communities for those OSS products released by the Commission and facilitate participation in external OSS communities.

8. OSS plays an important role in e-Government projects and shall be therefore considered within the framework of these activities.

9. The collaboration between Commission teams in charge of the internal and external OSS strategies shall be further enhanced in order to achieve convergence, in particular through alignment with and reuse of validated solutions produced by the ISA programme.

10. The ICT ecosystem is extremely dynamic, innovative, and constantly evolving; as such it impacts many areas of the Commission's policies. Within this context, DIGIT shall continue to play an active role in promoting partnerships focusing on OSS between the European Institutions and other stakeholders.

Action plan

Together with the strategy, a comprehensive action plan has been created, addressing all 10 points above. It is scheduled for execution during the period 2015-2017.

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Re: European VALS project - deadline 1st April

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Re: European VALS project - deadline 1st April

Post by EmuandCo »

Well... Sounds interesting. Would you post this in our mailing list?
ReactOS is still in alpha stage, meaning it is not feature-complete and is recommended only for evaluation and testing purposes.

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