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Open Source Tour of Europe: Italy

Jun 26, 2008, 11:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

"In October 2002, a commission for free software in public administration was established to study open source adoption. in May 2003 CNIPA (Centro Nazionale per l'Informatica della Pubblica Amministrazione) published a study that recommended (amongst other things) that public offices should neither prohibit nor penalize the use of OSS packages. A working group later produced guidelines as to how to remain compliant with the recommendations.

"The Italian government put its money where its mouth was in December 2006 as Italian budget law committed €30m over three years to projects that stimulate the information society (although what happened to those funds is open to question) while in May 2007 Italy launched its own repository of open source software for public administrations, the Collaborative Development Environment..."

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