Open Forum Europe
Sounds like a welcome initiative.
Open Forum Europe is a new initiative, whose objective is to accelerate and broaden the market take up of Open Source Software (OSS) including Linux. Major vendors and distributors, software houses, services and integration companies, as well as major users are all supporting the project.
OpenForum Europe aims to strengthen the perception and credibility of the Open Source offer, particularly within Government and commercial organisations. But its credibility and ability to influence is built on delivering unbiased and accurate advice, raising awareness of real experience benefits and issues, and helping to remove perceived and actual blockers. OpenForum Europe is designed as a non-technical initiative and focus is on commercial benefit for the user organisation.