This is a quick update on progress with the Campaign for Clear Licensing.
Firstly, I am very pleased to announce a strategic alliance between the Campaign for Clear Licensing (CCL) and Free ICT Europe.
CCL (a not for profit providing an independent voice for software buyers) has joined forces with Free ICT Europe (a not for profit promoting the secondary ICT market within Europe).
The Free ICT Europe mandate:
“From addressing restrictive practices undertaken by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to promoting serviceability, common standards for reuse and resale of equipment & software and achieving contract transparency to protect end users against unfair business practices.” >>> more here https://www.free-ict-europe.eu/
With a joint focus on transparency and openness in ICT procurement and business models – we’re excited to be working together as a united force.
Free ICT Europe and CCL visited representatives from the European Parliament last week to begin the long journey of raising awareness with EU policy makers.
We’re pleased to say that European representatives were open to an independent voice and keen to see further ideas from our collective.
Many bodies and organizations may wish to influence EU decision-making, including IT suppliers with very deep pockets. We’re proud to provide an independent view of the IT industry with a focus on fair competition and openness.
Left to Right – Christina van Oostrum, Jan Hoogstrate, Hannah Connaghan, Tomas O’Leary, and Martin Thompson.
Stay tuned to the Campaign for Clear Licensing newsletter for updates on our progress with the European Commission and further research updates.