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ESOP is the first association to join the APELL founding members

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On 8 December (2020), the ministers responsible for digital transformation of the 27 European Union (EU) states members signed the Berlin Declaration, in which they pledge to contribute to a more inclusive and participatory digital transformation of society.

Trofeu Prémio Abertura 2020

ESOP - Association of Portuguese Open Source Software Companies, on November 11th, presented the 2020 'Prémio Abertura' Award.

trophy of 'Prémio Abertura' Award

The three nominees for the 'Prémio Abertura' 2020 Award are already known.

This is an annual award given by ESOP to entities that have highlighted through the use and adoption of Open Source technologies, or that have contributed to its dissemination and dynamism in the last year.


ESOP is organizing another Online Associates Meeting, this time open to all interested parties and with the participation of special guests. Will happen on October 28th, Wednesday, at 11:30 am, sign up here!


back to school

ESOP - Portuguese Open Source Software Companies Association, sent an Open Letter to the Direção Geral da Educação (General Directorate of Education) to reinforce the concern with what has been happening in terms of technologies used in distance learning in Portugal.

Study on the impact of Open Source Software and Hardware

OpenForum Europe, together with Fraunhofer ISI, are conducting a study on the use of Open Source Software (OSS) and Open Source Hardware (OSH) in Europe. The ultimate goal of the study is to contribute to more technologically open European policies.

Open Digital School in Portugal?

The digitization of education in Portugal has revealed several challenges. The system was not prepared to work remotely, some schools managed to overcome adversity but many students ended up compromising their learning.

France uses Open Source-based platform in the educational system for distance learning

The French Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de la Jeunesse et des Sports) has developed a platform based on Open Source software to ensure that all within the French education system have the tools necessary for distance learning.

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With the Covid-19 pandemic, the use of the Linux operating system grew