Expenses and Statistics on Software licences in Horizon 2020

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Dear Research and Innovation,

Under the right of access to documents in the EU treaties, as developed in Regulation 1049/2001, I am requesting documents which contain the following information:

* Do you monitor and/or collect data about the usage of IT and software in Horizon 2020 projects, and specifically if projects use or develop Free Software (also known as 'open source')?

* How many projects, both in numbers and in percentage of the overall amount of research projects participating in Horizon 2020 pay licence fees for software? What are the top most paid licence fees for software amongst Horizon 2020 projects?

* How much money was spent by Horizon 2020 during its most recent "phase" on proprietary software licences? How much is this in comparison to the overall funds of Horizon 2020?

* How many projects in numbers and in percentage of the overall amount of research projects funded by Horizon 2020 develop software on their own? What percentage of this software is kept proprietary and how much is published under a licence approved by Free Software Foundation/Open Source Initiative? [1] Which are the most used Free Software/Open Source licences in this regard?

Yours faithfully,

Polina Malaja
Policy Analyst - Legal Coordinator
Free Software Foundation Europe
Schönhauser Allee 6/7
10119 Berlin
Germany

[^1]: Free Software licence as approved by the Free Software Foundation https://www.gnu.org/licenses/license-lis... and Open Source Initiative https://opensource.org/licenses/

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Thank you for your email dated 9/1/2017.  We hereby acknowledge receipt of
your application for access to documents, which was registered on
10/1/2017 under reference number GestDem 2017/0155.

 

In accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 regarding public access to
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Statistics on Software licences in Horizon 2020

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Dear Madam,

 

Your application for access to documents registered on 10/01/2017 under
reference number GestDem 2017/0155 relates to information which is not
contained in any existing documents and therefore Regulation (EC) No
1049/2001 is not applicable. The Regulation applies only to requests for
access to existing documents, meaning "any content whatever its medium
(written on paper or stored in electronic form or as a sound, visual or
audio-visual recording) concerning a matter relating to the policies,
activities and decisions falling within the institution's sphere of
responsibility" (Article 3 of Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001).

 

Your application was considered a request for information and was
processed in accordance with the Code of Good Administrative Behaviour of
the European Commission. Therefore we checked if the requested information
existed and the competent Commission services informed us that the
European Commission does not systematically collect information about open
source software used or developed under Horizon 2020 grants, as this is
not a reporting requirement in the Horizon 2020 legal basis. Consequently
we are not in a position to provide you the information that you are
looking for. The same applies to data concerning Horizon 2020 projects
paying licence fees for software or developing software on their own.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

 

RTD Access to documents

 

European Commission

DG Research & Innovation

Common Legal Support Service

 

ORBN

1049 Brussels/Belgium

[6][email address]

 

[7]http://ec.europa.eu/research

 

 

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