AGASOL is the Association of Galician Free Software Companies, an association that promotes the same principles as ESOP and with which ESOP throughout its history has exchanged some contacts.
ESOP was at an Open edX Marketing session and took the opportunity to invite everyone involved to participate in the Portuguese educational market, in order to combat proprietary dominance.
ESOP has been accepted as an associate member of the Linux Foundation, Eclipse Foundation and OW2 Association, the most important actors in the World Open Source Ecosystem.
In March, the European Commission launched an open source platform that allows users to access a database of EU-funded projects – Kohesio. On this platform, EU citizens can search and intuitively understand which projects have been implemented with EU cohesion policy funds.
The European Commission has published an important decision for Open Source Software, 'concerning the licensing of open source software and the re-use of Commission software'.
The Strasbourg Declaration, of the conference of Ministers and Commissioners in charge of Digital Transformation and Public Service, places Open Source at the forefront of Transparency and Interoperability in Public Administrations.