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German City of Göppingen builds on Free Software


"Contrary to common belief, free availability and low costs are not the main arguments for choosing open source," Rettberg said. "For me, the reliability of the software comes first. I can set up a Linux proxy server in half an hour and I won't have to come back to it for the next ten years."

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German City of Göppingen builds on open source software | Joinup

German City of Göppingen builds on open source software | Joinup
 
nvestigate Europe interviewed Munich mayor Dieter Reiter about the plan to move away from a vendor-neutral administration based on Free Software.



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Free Software & open development is a vital parts of building trust in government, says Ministry of Justice in the UK. Read why by default they develop all their software in the open: https://mojdigital.blog.gov.uk/2017/02/21/why-we-code-in-the-open/

#pmpc #UK #FreeSoftware #policy #politicshttps://mojdigital.blog.gov.uk/2017/02/21/why-we-code-in-the-open/
 
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