OpenForum Europe (OFE) devotes much of its time to explaining the merits of openness in computing to politicians and legislators across Europe, as part of a vision to facilitate open, competitive choice for IT users. Open Source, Standards, Procurement, Cloud and Internet are among our main focus areas.
OFE works closely with the European Commission, European Parliament, national and local governments both directly and via national partners. We fully support the European Commission’s Digital Single Market Strategy.
An ongoing dialogue with key decision makers is maintained. OFE participates actively in public consultations that concern the industry and often serves as an interlocutor between legislators and the wider open computing community. Once a year we host a Summit at which top European policymakers and thought leaders from the industry share their views about the importance of openness in computing. In 2010 and 2011 Vice President Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda provided the keynote.