Italian e-govt investment and aid

Simo Sorce simo.sorce at
Sun May 12 09:25:59 UTC 2002

On Sat, 2002-05-11 at 18:31, Alessandro Rubini wrote:
> > I'm in the wrong place, (and I don't speak Italian) can someone else
> > take on the task of lobbying the Italian govt on this?
> It's more easily said than done.  Italy is really in the thirld world
> WRT free software. We are really few people and with very minor
> connections to the parliament (and no link at all with government).
> I don't think this is going to introduce any more free software in the
> public arena, and I don't think we'll manage to have any voice in this.
> /alessandro

Alessandro is pessimist.

It is true we do not have direct connection with the government, but the
Minister do know what Free Software is, in a recent interview at a radio
station (Radio 24) he said all of "his" new e-gov site
( used only free software (it's not
completely true however the declaration is important IMO).

This said it is not guaranted that Free Software will be central in the
next e-government policy of the goverment, but there's more hope than 6
months ago and we have yet 2 law proposals for the introduction of free
software in the Public Administration as the preferred software to use.
Unfortunately these 2 proposals come from the opposition parties, but
there are rumors that some people in the parties the are backing the
goverment were thinking of something similar too.


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