A European Commission initiative has issued guidelines to member governments on how to migrate to open source software on both servers and desktops.
Designed to support the rapid electronic exchange of information between member states' administrations, the guidelines are aimed at IT managers in
public administrations, and includes information on staff changes, interoperability, security and mobile and remote user support.
Part of the EC, the Interchange of Data between Administrators (IDA) drew up the Open Source Migration Guidelines to set out the basic principles that
countries should follow.