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Free software… Default for the Italian State!

Within the framework of cuts, the Italian Government set the free as a default for public administration.

In a letter to administrators released last Wednesday, the Italian Digital Service (IDA) explicitly states that all governmental organizations they must first review free software before purchasing licenses. The document entitled "Guidelines for benchmarking (software)" explains how free software or software developed only by the Government should be considered and preferred. After all possibilities have been ruled out only then will licenses be purchased. In fact, in a description of legislation, the damage that the State will suffer in case of waste of funds in a pointless purchase of licenses will have legal consequences.

"This is a great example of a simple measure that governments everywhere can take to regain control of their computer infrastructure." says Karsten Gerloff, President of the European Free Software Foundation. He went on to say, "Free software allows government regain their technological dominance, and it helps them by making it harder for foreign spies to gain access to citizens or confidential information. We encourage others in Europe and around the world to take a look and learn from Italy.¨

I wish we could see a similar turn to the Greek State, which has signed multiple agreements with very expensive supply contracts to a specific software giant. The failure to control the completion and delivery of the contracts concluded may well describe all this chaos that prevails with single computerization and the lack of centralized management.

 

We thank her warmly SecTeam  @Lucifer.

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Written by Dimitris

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