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1: FOI request about Apps for iOS / Android

Please list all the software this DG procured or provided (including contractors) and distributed on Google Play or the Apple iTunes store. Please include a list of all relevant Apple iTunes and Google Play links. Please list also for each software project - if available - alternative download sources for people who chose not to use iTunes or Google Play.

Request send to all DGs of the EU

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FOI Tendering Process

Please send me all documents regarding the guidelines for tendering processes for the development and support of software used by EU institutions.

2: Request about FS in DGs

How many of the software in-house-developments of this DG or external service providers on behalf of this DG were published fully or in part under a Free Software licence? Please list the relevant software project names, the budgets of the relevant software projects, if available a link to the code and the project's current status. If a systematical evaluation of all or some projects regarding the chances and benefits of Free Software licences was made, please attach the regarding documents.

no space left in form: The term "free licence" is used in this request as defined by the Free Software Foundation ( and the Open Source Initiative (

Answer to 1+2

Suggestions on the Evaluation

There are many more EU-Instititions that were not asked - because the workload would be simply too much. By comparing the different DGs, we could do a ranking. This would be rewarding for those DGs who support FS. It could also trigger competition to improve.

Activities/PMPC/eu (last edited 2017-08-16 16:12:20 by kattascha)