Free Software and Open Standards in Science in Horizon 2020 - Call for Action

Posted by n.chuehong on 13 January 2017 - 11:39am

As part of the ongoing public consultation on the midterm evaluation of Horizon 2020, the Free Software Foundation Europe published and submitted to the European Commission its Position paper for the endorsement of Free Software and Open Standards in Horizon 2020, the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme.

Because software is a vital part of today's scientific research, the FSFE believes that Open Access policies promoted in the framework of Horizon 2020 should also explicitly cover the publication of software under Free Software licences. This way, the EU will truly support Open Science.

If you would like to contribute your views, please read more about how to participate in the public consultation and how to share the FSFE's position paper, here: https://wiki.fsfe.org/Activities/OpenScience_InterimEvaluation_Horizon2020

The consultation, run by the European Commission is open for everyone until 15th January 2017.