venerdì 12 dicembre 2014

Free Software and Open Standards under the Rules of the European Parliament: a report by Carlo Piana and Ulf Öberg

Ensuring utmost transparency — Free Software and Open Standards under the Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament has been produced at the request of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament by Carlo Piana (Array Law Firm) and Ulf Öberg under the supervision of Professor Douwe Korff.
The study has been open for public review from October 15 till November 15 2014. Online support during the review period has been provided by Jonatan Walck. The work and the cover illustration are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.


Table of Contents

  • About
  • Table of Contents
  • Foreword
  • Scope and method of analysis
  • The Constitutional Principle of Openness under European Law
    • Parliament has Imposed upon Itself a Commitment to Conduct its Activities with the Utmost Transparency
    • The Principle of Openness and the Right of Access to Information: A Basis for Imposing Free Software and Open Standards ?
      • The Treaties
      • Charter of Fundamental
  • Rights of the European Union
    • Article 10 in the European
  • Convention of Human Rights
    • Legislative Openness
      • The Need for Lawmakers to Deliberate in Private
    • Conduct of Business as "Openly as Possible" or with the "Utmost Transparency"
    • Neighbouring concepts
      • Re-use of Public Sector Information
      • The G8 Open Data Charter
      • Re-use of EU Institution documents
      • Re-use of Public Sector Information does not necessarily ensure an Open Government
    • Does Openness mean "accessible"?
    • Does "accessible" mean (also) Free and Open?
  • Free and open in technology
      • Free and Open Standards
      • The European Interoperability Framework V.1
      • The European Interoperability Framework V.2
      • The UK definition
      • The Indian definition (an example of strictest approach)
      • Many more definitions
      • The RFCs
    • Free and Open Source Software (FOSS)
      • Definitions
      • Is that about it?
    • Lock in
    • Free and Open data and content
      • Copyright
      • (Open) Data
  • Practical applications
    • Email system
      • Basic introduction to the standard infrastructure
      • A standard secure layer from client to server
      • Mailing lists
    • Publishing and archiving documents
    • Surveillance and privacy
  • Conclusions
  • Notes

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