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EU goes global for procurement standards

ZDNet - Public-sector procurement documents in the European Union will now be able to reference international IT standards, under new regulations being proposed by the European Commission.

On Wednesday, the Commission laid out its strategy for reforming the way EU public institutions deal with standards. Open-source advocates welcomed the strategy, saying it would promote competition, reduce lock-in and lead to faster standard development.

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http://www.procurement-online.com/news/26637

http://www.supplymanagement.com/news/2011/eu-called-to-address-discriminatory-it-purchases/