The primary objective in this area is to promote the uptake of Open-Source Software in public administrations:
Encouraging Europe's public administrations to consider and assess the most advantageous IT solutions for their particular needs;
Reducing the costly replication of public sector software that already exists in similar form elsewhere, lowering the cost of eGovernment solutions and helping spread good practice throughout public administrations;
Ensuring that the market for IT solutions remains competitive;
Reducing ISA's own costs for application development and maintenance;
Helping ensure that Open-Source Software solutions can compete on a level playing field with proprietary solutions.