This success happened despite the joint effort of the EPP Group in the European Parliament and ECR Group - Conservatives & Reformists in the European Parliament In practice, from now on, all IT solutions developed by and for the EU institutions will first need to be assessed against the possibility of using Open Source solutions. 💻
This is a strong call for enhancing our important citizens right to transparent and trustworthy information. It is essential for the European institutions to retain control over its own technical systems, especially in a context of disinformation and foreign interference. 👍
"It's a milestone for transparent and open digitization of the European institutions. From now on, the Open Source ecosystem has a stepping ground for offering Open Source solutions and the Pirates will gladly play the role of the guardians and will try to solve and highlight any attempt to bypass this strong recommendation. It’s a really important step to remove vendor lock-ins in the Parliament“, says Pirate Vice-President of European Parliament Marcel Kolaja.