Open Technologies Alliance (GFOSS) and Open Forum Europe signed a partnership agreement in order to promote openness to policy makers at all levels of government across Europe.
GFOSS – Open Technologies Alliance and OFE have collaborated in many initiatives in recent years that promoted the ideals of free software and open government.
OpenForum Europe (OFE) is a not-for-profit, Brussels-based independent think tank. Originally launched in 2002 to accelerate and broaden the use of Open Source Software (OSS) among businesses, consumers and governments, OFE’s focus has since evolved. OFE currently maintains a Policy Research and Development team based in Brussels, which is supported both by a network of supporters and by specific specialist advisors. The main policy topics that OFE covers are: standardisation, e-Government, public procurement, copyright, cloud computing and cybersecurity.