Malta: government forms open source end user group
The Open Source Observatory and Repository reports that the government of Malta started the Government of Malta Open Source End User Group (Moseug) in April. The group is meant to become a major driving force behind open source initiatives in the country.
According to a Times of Malta article on the new user group, written by Michel Bugeja, an IT architect at Malta’s governmental Information Technology Agency (MITA), the government wants the group to help increase the use of open source software by government. “All stakeholders see the formation of the user group as a commitment from the government to promote open source software on equal play to proprietary software.”
It looks as if the United Kingdom is once again being outpaced by its European partners, even the smaller ones…