“Open Parliament” Petition

If you are a European citizen, sign the petition to “Open Parliament” and encourage the use of open standards and interoperable systems in the European ICT sector.

The Open Parliament Petition states that citizens should not have to use the software of a single company in order to communicate with their elected officials or participate in the legislate process.  All companies should be given the chance to compete freely for contacts to supply ICT services to the European Parliament.  Read and sign the full-petition here.

The “Open Parliament” Petition was spear-headed by Free Software Foundation Europe, Open Forum Europe, and the European Software Market Association.  The Green Party in Europe also issued a statement supporting the initiative citing concerns that “the Microsoft monopoly has a negative impact on participatory democracy, innovation, and competition.”