Petition for passing legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for the public sector to be OSS

MP Michalis Papachristoforou Public Seen by 43

Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?

We want legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for the public sector be made publicly available under a Free and Open Source Software license. If it is public money, it should be public code as well.



Theodotos Andreou Fri 15 Sep 2017 1:57PM

Πολύ καλή πρωτοβουλία. Ελπίζω να έχει κάποιο αντίχτυπο.


Savvas Alexandrou Fri 15 Sep 2017 4:03PM

Όσο αφορά τη Κύπρο τζαι να τους πάρουμε petition εν τζαι δέχουνται το.
Απ ότι ξέρω μάσσιεται το http://futureworldscenter.org/ να κάμει online petition σε συνεργασία με το κράτος και άμα έχει ένα αριθμό ψήφων και πάνω να αναγκάζει τη σχετική επιτροπή της βουλής να το συζητήσει.


Neofytos Kolokotronis Fri 13 Oct 2017 11:46AM

How about reaching out to them and becoming a supporting organization? I am not sure what is really needed other than publicly stating your support of their effort. I could send an email showing interest and try to learn more if the rest are onboard.


Neofytos Kolokotronis Thu 26 Oct 2017 12:50PM

So I went ahead and contacted them, we are now listed under supporting organizations on: https://publiccode.eu/. :slight_smile:

We should also sign https://savecodeshare.eu/, the procedure is automated there. It is probably better for a member of the board to do that, to be more legit.

I will try to continue communicating with FSFE, see if I can get us listed as associates https://fsfe.org/associates/associates.en.html
I will start a new thread if further action is needed on that.


Theodotos Andreou Fri 27 Oct 2017 6:42PM

Nice! Well done @neofytoskolokotronis