OFE Press Releases & statements

Feature News Item OFE Press Release - A big step ahead in the EU Copyright reform
The long awaited own initiative report of the European Parliament, on the evaluation of the Copyright Directive (2001/29/EC), has passed the vote in JURI committee today, with 23 votes in favour and 2 against. All 30 compromise amendments have been adopted with a rather large majority every time, showing both the ongoing effort of the rapporteur to find a suitable wording for all political parties, and the MEPs' willingness to find a common ground for the ongoing EU copyright reform. OFE welcomes this milestone in the reform process, while waiting for the Commission's legislative proposal later in 2015. Although the final report is less ambitious than the initial proposal, it still goes further than the proposals made by the Commission in its Digital Single Market strategy.
Feature News Item OFE Press Release - Political deal on net neutrality leaves many questions unanswered
Published 1 July 2015
File OFE Press Release - Political deal on net neutrality leaves many questions unanswered
Published on 1 July 2015
File OFE Press Release - A big step ahead in the EU Copyright reform
The long awaited own initiative report of the European Parliament, on the evaluation of the Copyright Directive (2001/29/EC), has passed the vote in JURI committee today, with 23 votes in favour and 2 against. All 30 compromise amendments have been adopted with a rather large majority.
File OFE Press Release - EU once again fails to deliver on Net Neutrality
In a vote last Tuesday, Members of the European Parliament overwhelmingly decided to reject the Council's proposals on the Telecom Single Market. In doing so, they have clearly affirmed that they will not accept the least common denominator proposed by EU Member States on roaming and net neutrality. This is an important decision – and OFE congratulates the Parliament for their firm stance – but one that brings policy debates at a dangerous deadlock. It also seriously undermines the intentions of the Digital Single Market programme itself.
File Towards an Open Digital Single Market: OFE welcomes the Commission Strategy but calls for more ambitious proposals
The Commission published today its long awaited and widely commented Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy. In its Communication, the Commission underlines the aim to make Europe a more competitive and efficient global player, by laying the ground for its digital future. OpenForum Europe, the independent advocacy organisation for open technologies, welcomes the determination of the Commission to take the required steps in order to go fully digital, ensure cross-border access to services and further develop the European e-society.
Feature News Item Towards an Open Digital Single Market: OFE welcomes the Commission Strategy but calls for more ambitious proposals
 
Feature News Item OpenForum Europe welcomes the European Commission's new Open Source Strategy
 
File OFE Press Release - OpenForum Europe welcomes the European Commission's new Open Source Strategy
Released March 30 2015
Feature News Item COIS, the UK arm of Open Forum Europe distributes ODF toolkit for Document Freedom Day week
 
File COIS Press Release - COIS, the UK arm of Open Forum Europe distributes ODF toolkit for Document Freedom Day week
Released 26 March 2015
File Joint Industry Statement on MEP Reda’s Report on Copyright
The association signatories to this statement have read MEP Reda’s draft report on the implementation of the Copyright Directive with interest and welcome the balanced positions MEP Reda has expressed in the report. The report focuses on creating a copyright environment that is future-proof for Europe and we believe it is essential to strike the right balance between protecting intellectual property and not adding any unreasonable burdens or expectations that may hinder the growth and development of the European digital sectors.
Feature News Item OFE welcomes the European Parliament draft report kicking off the EU Copyright debate
 
File OFE Press Release - OFE welcomes the European Parliament draft report kicking off the EU Copyright debate
On 20 January, MEP Julia Reda presented her draft report to the JURI Committee of the European Parliament on the evaluation of the Copyright Directive (2001/29/EC). This is an important first step in what has been announced as one of the key priorities of the Juncker Commission.
File OFE Press Release - Study indicates discriminatory practices in public procurement of software solutions in Europe are on the rise
Released 18th December 2014
File Cabinet Office Plugfest builds momentum for ODF
On Monday and Tuesday, 8th-9th December, a group of technologists, SMEs, corporations, individuals, and representatives of Governments gathered in Bloomsbury, London over two days to collectively improve the implementation of Open Document Format (ODF).
File Open Letter to Council Members on Net Neutrality
 
File OFE STATEMENT on the publication of the ECIS Report "Ensuring a thriving cloud market: Why interoperability matters for business and government"
OFE strongly welcomes the publication by ECIS of their report on "Ensuring a thriving cloud market: Why interoperability matters for business and government"...
Feature News Item OpenForum Academy releases 'Research On Open Innovation'
 
File Open letter to Member State Ambassadors to the EU
Released 1st October 2014
Feature News Item A call on public administrations to practice what they preach and support open document formats
 
File OFE Press Release - A call on public administrations to practice what they preach and support open document formats
Released 15th September 2014
File OFE Release on PP Monitoring Report July 2014 PDF
 
File Report 2013 2nd Snapshot
 
File OFE Release on PP Monitoring Report July 2014
 
Feature News Item Society is ready for a data-driven economy. Is European legislation keeping the pace?
 
File PRESS RELEASE: Society is ready for a data-driven economy. Is European legislation keeping the pace?
Released 4th July 2014
Feature News Item OpenForum Europe urges Governments across Europe to move quickly to avoid ICT lock-in by 'practicising what they promote' through 'Open Procurement' processes
 
File OPEN INTERNET AMENDMENTS
JOINT ONLINE COMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY, CONSUMER PROTECTION AND CIVIL SOCIETY STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR S&D, ALDE, GREENS, GUE/NGL OPEN INTERNET AMENDMENTS
Feature News Item Time for the European Institutions to show their support for open standards
 
File Time for the European Institutions to show their support for open standards
Released 26th March 2014
File Time for the European Institutions to show their support for open standards
 
File Time for the European Institutions to show their support for open standards
Released 26th march 2014
File Time for the European Institutions to show their support for open standards
 
File Time for the European Institutions to show their support for open standards
Released 26th March 2014
File Re : Use of document and video formats in the EU Institutions
Released 26th March 2014
Feature News Item OFE welcomes the European Cloud Partnership “Trusted Cloud Europe” vision document
 
File OFE welcomes the European Cloud Partnership “Trusted Cloud Europe” vision document
Released 21st March 2014
Feature News Item Will the European Parliament safeguard the openness of Internet?
 
File Will the European Parliament safeguard the openness of Internet?
Released 18th March 2014
Feature News Item Review of the EU copyright rules could liberate open innovation
 
File Review of the EU copyright rules could liberate open innovation
Released 3rd March 2014 (2)
File Review of the EU copyright rules could liberate open innovation
Released 3rd March 2014
Feature News Item Will Europe choose to burden the cloud with private copying levies?
 
Feature News Item Keeping the cloud free of private copying levies
 
File Will Europe choose to burden the cloud with private copying levies ?
Released 24th February 2014
Feature News Item Net neutrality rules must safeguard innovation in the open Internet
 
Feature News Item References to brand names continue to plague ICT procurement throughout Europe
 
Feature News Item OpenForum Europe – Management Changes Announced
 
Feature News Item Cloud Drives the Future – An Open Cloud Declaration
 
File PRESS RELEASE : Keeping the cloud free of private copying levies
Released 15th November 2013
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File PRESS RELEASE - Cloud Drives the Future – An Open Cloud Declaration
Released 14 November 2012
File Press Release : Cloud Drives the Future – An Open Cloud Declaration
Released 14th November 2013 Draft v3
File PRESS RELEASE : Cloud Drives the Future – An Open Cloud Declaration
Released 14th November 2013 (1)
File Press Release - Cloud Drives the Future – An Open Cloud Declaration
Released 14th November 2013
File References to brand names continue to plague ICT procurement throughout Europe
Released 16th October 2013
File Net neutrality rules must safeguard innovation in the open Internet
Released 11th September 2013
File Openforum Academy Fellows contribute to the Digital Agenda discourse through the publication of “Thoughts on Open Innovation”
Released 20th June 2013
Feature News Item Openforum Academy Fellows contribute to the Digital Agenda discourse through the publication of “Thoughts on Open Innovation”
 
Feature News Item Press Release - The role of Network Neutrality in the future Telecoms Single Market
 
File The role of Network Neutrality in the future Telecoms Single Market
Released 31st May 2013
Feature News Item Unitary Patent – the EU should take more time to get it right
 
File Unitary Patent – the EU should take more time to get it right
Released 6th December 2012
File UK Government Back on Track with Open Standards (pdf)
OFE Press Release 1/11/2012
News Item UK Government Back on Track with Open Standards
OFE PRESS RELEASE - 1st November 2012
Feature News Item OpenForum Europe welcomes the European Commission's Cloud strategy, but questions its choice of coordinator in the process of identifying key Cloud standards
 
File OpenForum Europe welcomes the European Commission's Cloud strategy, but questions its choice of coordinator in the process of identifying key Cloud standards
 
Feature News Item Press release: New EU Standards Regulation to boost innovation
 
File Press release: new EU Standards Regulation to boost innovation
Released 11th September 2012
File OFE welcomes EU agreement on recognizing standards from industry fora and consortia
Released 14th June 2012
Feature News Item Press Release - OpenForum Europe calls on Poland to improve its IT procurement habits
 
File Press Release Summary - OpenForum Europe calls on Poland to improve its IT procurement habits
Released 13th February 2012
File OFE Press Release - OpenForum Europe calls on Poland to improve its IT procurement habits
Released 13th February 2012
File Press Release Summary - OpenForum Europe calls on Poland to improve its IT procurement habits
Released 13th February 2012
Feature News Item Press Release - OFE welcomes the European Commission's Cloud Computing Strategy and its focus on harnessing the buying power of the public sector
 
File OFE Press Release - European Commission's Cloud Computing Strategy
Released 26th January 2012
File OFE Press Release - European Commission's Cloud Computing Strategy
Released 26th January 2012
Feature News Item Open Data Challenge awards 20,000 euros in prizes to Europe's most exciting projects in the field of open government data
 
Page Press Release - Open Data Challenge awards 20,000 euros in prizes to Europe's most exciting projects in the field of open government data
 
Feature News Item OFE press release: European Commission adopts legal package on standardisation reform
 
Page European Commission adopts legal package on standardisation reform
 
File OFE press release: European Commission adopts legal package on standardisation reform
 
File European Commission adopts legal package on standardisation reform
 
Feature News Item OFE Procurement Report 2010: More than one in ten government IT tenders illegally specify brands
Released 23rd May 2011
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Feature News Item Press Release - Open Data Challenge goes live, offering 20,000 euros in prizes
Released 6th April 2011
File Press Release - Open Data Challenge
Released 5th April 2011
Feature News Item Openforum Europe welcomes the publication of the UK Government's ICT strategy
 
File Openforum Europe welcomes the publication of the UK Government's ICT strategy
Released - 30th March 2011
News Item OFE Press Release - UK Government pushes for open standards and open source software
 
Page UK Government pushes for open standards and open source software
 
File UK Government pushes for open standards and open source software
 
Feature News Item European Interoperability Framework – a bold move to spread the benefits of open standards and interoperability
Released 16th December 2010
Feature News Item New horizontal guidelines a shot in the arm for standardization
Released 15th December 2010
Feature News Item European Commission's eGovernment Action Plan champions interoperability and open standards in IT
Released 16th December 2010
File OFE Press Release - European Interoperability Framework – a bold move to spread the benefits of open standards and interoperability
Released 16th December 2010
File OFE Press Release - European Commission's eGovernment Action Plan champions interoperability and open standards in IT
Released 16th December 2010
File New horizontal guidelines a shot in the arm for standardization
Released 15th December 2010
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