It is all about trust!
From rebellion to industrial practices keeping the freshness and enthusiasm of Free Open Source tradition
There are many popular myths against Free Open Source Software since it was born. "Free Open Source Software is against commerce", "Free Open source is only used by hackers and technology elites", "Nobody controls development and anybody can change the software, which eventually becomes unstable and insecure", "There is not any support" are some of the sentences that frequently you may listen to.
However, many relevant analysts remark the growing challenges of the Free Open Source to foster the industrial ecomony at worlwide level. According to Gartner, Free Open Source is one of the top IT issues: "Open Source is a catalyst that will restructure the industry, producing higher-quality software at a lower cost".
The QualiPSo consortium has been founded to help industries and governments fuel innovation and competitiveness by providing the way to use trusted low-cost, flexible Free Open Source Software to develop innovative
and reliable information systems. To meet this goal, QualiPSo intends to define and implement the technologies, processes and policies to facilitate the development and use of Free Open Source software components, with the same level of trust traditionally offered by proprietary software. This will leverage the Free Open Source Software development current practices to sound, well recognised and established industrial operations.
A unique alliance of European, Brazilian and Chinese ICT industry players, SMEs, governments and academics to help industries and governments fuel innovation and competitiveness with Free Open Source software.
QualiPSo is one of the largest Free Open Source initiative funded by the European Commission, and is funded under EU’s sixth framework program (FP6), as part of the Information Society Technologies (IST) initiative. QualiPSo is launched in synergy with Europe’s technology initiatives such as NESSI and Artemis.
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