Metamorphosis Foundation will participate in the tOSSad Workshop on Governmental, Educational, Usability, and Legal Issues towards Open Source Software Adoption in an enlarged Europe in Como, Italy, on June 10, 2006. Metamorphosis Foundation will present the research “Challenges and obstacles: Usage of Free and Open Source Software in local government in Macedonia”

The main objective of this tOSSad workshop at OSS 2006 meeting is to integrate, and to discuss already formed methodologies, strategies, skills and technologies in F/OSS domain in order to help governmental bodies, educational institutions and SMEs to share research results, establish synergies, build partnerships and innovate in an enlarged Europe.

tOSSad is an EU FP6 project funded under IST-3. It aims at improving the outcomes of the F/OSS communities throughout Europe through supporting the coordination and networking of these communities by means of state-of-the-art studies, national program initiations, usability cases, curriculum development and implementation of collaborative information portal and web based groupware. By conducting these actions on an international European level, with inclusion of the ACC and NMS countries the tOSSad project acts for a general acceptance and coordinated boost of F/OSS development. The project consortium consists of 19 partner institutes from 15 different EU countries.

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