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FSFE responds to EC consultation on procurement

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Free Software Foundation Europe has provided the European Commission with input on modernising the way in which public bodies buy software and related services.

"Across Europe, the public sector has a huge role in the software market," says Karsten Gerloff, FSFE's President. "As the European Commission is revising the rules of procurement, we want to make sure that the new regulations and practices will be much fairer to Free Software than the current ones."

In its response to the Commission's consultation, FSFE emphasises the following points: