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GFOSS Open Technologies Alliance is a non-profit organization, was founded in 2008, 34 Universities and Research Centres are shareholders of GFOSS Open Technologies Alliance. Our main goal is to promote Openness through the use and the development of Open Standards and Open Technologies in Education, Public Administration and Business in Greece. We are platform for Open Standards, Free Software, Open Content, Open Data & Open Hardware in Greece. The major Greek Universities and Research Centers participate in GFOSS Open Technologies Alliance, while leading members of the Greek community of developers play a key role in the implementation of our policies. GFOSS Open Technologies Alliance is affiliated with Creative Commons, is a founding member of COMMUNIA and FAB LAB ATHENS, member of the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Network, Node of the Open Data Institute(, member of the Open Budget Initiative ( and member of the Open Policy Network( GFOSS Open Technologies Alliance also cooperates with the Enterprise Europe Network Hellas in the ICT sector, with the aim to assist companies that provide Open Technology services. Nine members of GFOSS Open Technologies Alliance participate in GRNETs project, FOSS Centers of Excellence, the centers deliver training activities for developing and promoting FOSS software in ten subject areas. GFOSS Open Technologies Alliance experts share extensive multidisciplinary experience in the development and operation of major transparency and public engagement projects in Greece. These include the projects on electronic deliberation for participatory decision making and open innovation. To better coordinate and promote our projects we have established working groups, with more than 200 participants, each group drafts its own action plan using our WIKI.


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