More support for opensource e-gov projects in Europe

It would be great if all open source EC-funded projects ended up here, assuming that the long term sustainability of OSOR can be guaranteed. It also needs the rating system to be used, and many other things too no doubt, but it’s a start.

Virtual Forges sound like a good way of grouping together inter-operable projects:

  • Provides a view on Your own projects in the OSOR.EU repository. The users who will visit your Virtual Forge will have the impression that it is a self-supporting repository of its own. In reality you are well connected to it and all your projects are hosted in the OSOR.EU repository.The goal of project is to facilitate the re-use and collaborative development of OSS applications used by public administrations, by providing a repository and meeting place to exchange code and best practice.

    Setting up and operating a Forge can very demanding both from a financial and a human resource point of view. The project wanted to offer a solution, where member states / local organizations lacking a local OSS repository to support their administration(s) could provide one easily and quickly, concentrating on the content and support, without having to worry about the infrastructure. Our solution is the OSOR Virtual Forge Service


About Peter Cruickshank

Lecturer in the School of Computing and a member of the Centre for Social Informatics at Edinburgh Napier University, Scotland. Interested in information systems, learning, politics, society, security and where they intersect. My attempts at rounding out my character include food, cinema, running, history and, together with my lovely wife, bringing up a cat and a couple of kids.
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