EPRI knowledge contributes to actively raise awareness of Information Society Technologies among parliamentarians from national European parliaments and the European Parliament. Furthermore it supports the dissemination of results of the EC’s Information Society Technologies (IST) programme and promotes the political debate of ICT-related topics such as: eDemocracy, political decision making on ICT, parliamentary initiatives on ICT.
EPRI knowledge participants are parliamentarians from all across Europe, interested in Information Society Technologies and IST related themes. EPRI knowledge welcomes also members of the Information Society Technologies community interested in political contacts.
In the latter half of 2006, the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC) commissioned a study via its Teaching and Learning committee to examine the issues surrounding sustainability of open source software. The resulting report drew together seven case studies of successful but very different open source projects and examined each project’s sustainability model. Each of these case studies has been told from the point of view of the lead developer or one of the key personnel and gives a fascinating insight into the factors that have determined the success of each project. These case studies are now presented by OSS Watch as stand alone documents in a series.