EU to fund global research on open source

This article by Sylvia Carr, Special to CNET includes:

The European Union is putting money toward research into open-source software and standards across the world.

The newly approved funding--660,00 euros, or $825,594--is for the two-year FLOSSWorld project, Europe's first initiative to support international research and policy development on "free/libre/open source software." Previous FLOSS projects, starting as early as 2001, have concentrated on the use of open source in Europe alone.