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Thesis of M. Dapp from ETH Zürich:

THE EFFECTS OF SOFTWARE PATENT POLICY ON THE MOTIVATION AND INNOVATION OF FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE DEVELOPERS

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The European Union finances the ePSIplus plattform to cast light on Public Sector information in the member states and how it can be used. The now ask for your impressions how you like their web site:

Dear Colleagues,

The European Public Sector Information Platform ePSIplatform (http://www.epsiplatform.eu), funded under the European Commission’s eContentplus programme (http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/activities/econtentplus/index_en.htm), is operational from March 2009 to February 2011.

The ePSIplatform web portal is an online resource for all of Europe. It is ‘Europe’s One-Stop Shop on Public Sector Information (PSI) Re-use’ – ‘Working to Stimulate PSI Re-use’.

At this point the European Commission (Twitter @infsoe4 – http://twitter.com/infsoe4) has initiated an online survey about the ePSIplatform web portal. The purpose of the survey is collect feedback and ideas to further develop the web portal to make it a relevant and useful resource for European PSI and open data communities.

The ePSIplatform team encourages you to take a few minutes to complete the short survey. It is your opportunity to contribute the development of the ePSIplatform web portal, in the short and long term.

* Your comments, ideas and suggestions will be welcome and appreciated.

Access the online Survey – http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/ipm/forms/dispatch?form=ePSIplatform

The online survey:
* Short – only takes a few minutes to complete
* Requires no personal data or registration
* All responses are anonymous

The European Commission’s PSI Web Portal (what’s new section) announcement (http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/psi/index_en.htm) about the survey states:

“1 June 2010 – The Commission published a survey http://ec.europa.eu/yourvoice/ipm/forms/dispatch?form=ePSIplatform to identify the
strengths and weaknesses of the ePSIplatform portal (http://www.epsiplatform.eu)in the light of a possible follow up to the service. The questionnaire requires neither personal data nor registration, and is completely anonymous. The survey will end on 18 June 2010. The ePSIplatform portal was launched in February 2009. Its aim is to stimulate action, report developments and monitor progress towards a stronger and more transparent environment for the growth of PSI re-use.”

Please pass this message about the survey on to your colleagues and networks.

Contributions of news and content are welcome and can be submitted to the European PSI Platform team for publishing:info@epsiplatform.eu.

Kind Regards,

Robert Davies
Co-ordinator, ePSIplatform
Follow us on Twitter @ePSIplatform (http://twitter.com/epsiplatform)

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