France and Germany promote Free Software in indudstry

Fran├žois Revol revol at free.fr
Wed Dec 21 13:09:25 UTC 2016


On 21/12/2016 14:00, Matthias Kirschner wrote:
> Here an interesting news:
> https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/157872
>
> Let's see if there will be real action connected with it...


Yeah, well, there's what they say, and there's what they do.

The French gov did its best to prevent the recent digital bill from 
including real priority to Free Software in public procurement.

That was a proposal from April on their public consultation, that was 
ranked first until the last day (and ended up 2nd due to lobbyists 
pushing for e-sport recognition).

When passed at the parliament, the government said it wasn't 
constitutional (because they faked to not understand the difference 
between priority and obligation), and it ended up as a mere 
recommendation last June.

We all know what effects recommendations have.

See:
http://www.april.org/projet-de-loi-numerique-des-codes-sources-communicables-sous-conditions-et-des-logiciels-libres-simp

Fran├žois.



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