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This page shares guiding documents including practical tips and good practices on various aspects regarding the uptake and use of open source software by public administrations:

1. Guidelines for Sustainable Open Source Communities in the Public Sector - how to ensure the sustainability of OSS communities in the public sector.

2. [Coming soon!] Guidelines for the Public Procurement of Open Source Software - overview of the EU and national political and legal background of the public procurement of OSS, as well as good practices for each step of the procurement process.

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Guidelines for sustainable open source communities in the public sector


You can provide your insights on the Guidelines by reaching out to the OSOR team ( or contributing to the OSOR collection.