FOSS in the Italian public administration: fundamental law principles

Simone Aliprandi, Carlo Piana

Abstract


We take a first reading of the recent modification to the fundamental law that governs the digital aspects of the Public Administration in Italy. Said modifications require Public Administrations to prefer internally made solutions and FOSS solutions over proprietary ones, mandate an increased degree of interoperability and strengthen open data.

Keywords


Italian law; information technology; Free and Open Source Software; public administration; e-government; public sector information; reuse of software programs; open by default; open data;

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