I’d say the EC has a great strategy:
“For all future IT developments, the Commission shall promote the use of products that support recognised, well-documented and preferably open technical specifications that can be freely adopted, implemented and extended. Interoperability is a critical issue for the Commission, and use of well-established standards is a key factor to achieve it.
See Open Source Software Strategy 2014-2017.”
- Equal treatment in procurement
- Contribution to communities
- Clarification of legal aspects
- Open-source and interoperable Commission-developed software
- Transparency and better communication
The only thing I would do differently is to prefer FLOSS outright except in corner-cases. FLOSS is the right way to do IT. I don’t see any merit in giving M$, a known illegal monopolist, for instance, any standing to supply IT to the EC. The EC can certainly live without monopolists and should do so.