The need of libre software research in Europe
The European Commission, by means of the Framework Programme, is funding several research projects on libre software. In the sixth edition of this Programme, 25.13 million Euros has been dedicated to fund these research projects. Is this investment worthy? Can libre software help to development of Europe?
Excerpts of: The need of libre software research in Europe, CEPIS Upgrade, Dec 2007 - By: Israel Herraiz, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain - Rafael Rodríguez Galván and Manuel Palomo Duarte, University of Cádiz, Spain.
This article exposes reasons that justify the research on libre software in Europe, and how these research projects can foster the social and economic development. We publish excerpts presenting the main research projects and their goals. This summary provides an overview of the projects being funded under the 6th framework program.
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