Europe to create open source repository

13 Oct 2006 by Andrew Charlesworth,

Portal aims to promote public sector collaboration

The European Commission is to create a portal for European public sector bodies to store and share open source application code and exchange open source knowledge.

The Open Source Observatory and Repository (OSOR) will be developed and managed by a consortium led by Unisys.

It is intended to help public bodies improve returns on IT investment and make their applications more interoperable. The OSOR should be operational by the end of 2007.