Italy finalising guide for comparing open and closed source

Guglielmo Troiano | EU Joinup | November 18, 2013

The Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale (AGID) is finalising its recommendations on how to best compare open source and proprietary software solutions. The Agency will soon publish the criteria and a guideline written by an expert committee.

...Following a change in the national law in December 2012, Italy's public administrations are to give priority to free and open source, and to the re-use of software paid by other public administrations.

The publication of the work by the expert committee is expected any day now, says Carlo Piana, a lawyer and member of the working group on behalf of the Free Software Foundation Europe and the KDE foundation...