Italian e-govt investment and aid

jaromil jaromil at
Tue May 14 01:58:40 UTC 2002

On Sat, May 11, 2002 at 06:31:20PM +0200, 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.

FWIW, i agree on alessandro's pessimism: on the large scale italian
government is lobbying with microsoft (is FS dissemination about
lobbying really?) and it looks like berlusconi and his collegues are not
a 'nice env' to move in.

alltough! a few days ago in pescara, the city i'm born in, the province
approved a motion planning to revamp public administration structure
using free software, with some guidelines addressing GNU GPL and

IMHO in italy it's more appropriate to think in terms of region/city
scale, instead of national scale, to push the idea (and practice!) of
free software.


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