FSFE has asked for our help 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 suppprt Open Science.

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

Read more about the position paper and how you can promote Free Software in science, here: https://fsfe.org/activities/policy/eu/Horizon2020-Position-Paper.en.html

The consultation, run by the European Commission, is open for everyone 
until 15.01.2017.

Thank you for supporting Free Software and Open Standards in Science!

Posted by Savannah Mercado