I really like what Schleswig-Holstein in Germany is pulling together here. As it doesn't make sense that every federal state has to start from scratch, they aim to "build up a network of partner organisations focused on open source, including national and international public services, experts, software companies and data centres, and to cooperate increasingly with #OpenSource communities." Further Schleswig-Holstein increasingly share its own software as #FreeSoftware. https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/collection/open-source-observatory-osor/news/open-green-and-sovereign
"If Europe, through the GAIA-X initiative, would set a goal of 50% of government IT spending on open source, on-premises solutions by 2025 and 100% by 2030, Europe's Digital Sovereignty would be guaranteed and it would give its local businesses what is needed to catch up and make Europe a leading global digital player." https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/collection/open-source-observatory-osor/news/let-market-solve-it #Europe #GAIAX #FreeSoftware #publicCode #digitalSovereignty
The French government switched to Matrix, the German government evaluates free, open and federated messaging solutions, Nextcloud Talk became a great Slack replacement, public authorities in Germany consider a mass exodus from Twitter & Co after EuGH ruling, next stop Mastodon... Seems like we have both, the (political) momentum and the technology to make 2020 a great year for the free & open internet!
#Matrix #XMPP #Nextcloud #Mastodon #Germany #France
Warum wird durch Steuergelder finanzierte Software nicht als Freie Software veröffentlicht? Mit "Public Money? Public Code!" wollen wir hierfür die nötigen Grundlagen schaffen. https://peertube.social/videos/watch/702cb495-7a04-472c-95af-ca249816f1d4 #FreieSoftware #PMPC #FSFE
Board member of Europa-Union Deutschland e.V. // expect a weird mix of tech stuff and politics here.
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