World Bank Group encourages the use of open source software for all governments

Posted on: Sat, 2019-07-06 - 14:17 By: admin

The World Bank Group recommends governments use open technology - open source, open data, open standards and open innovation - to enable open collaboration and inclusive development ecosystems. Stela Mocan, who leads the group’s technology and innovation lab, says this lets governments build future-proof digital infrastructures and service-delivery platforms.

According to Ms Mocan, the World Bank Group is increasingly sharing the source code of the software solutions that it develops. The group started sharing code on GitHub in early 2014. Since then it has published 41 projects, including tools for analysing data on development and urbanisation.

The World Bank Group’s “Open Source Software Working Group” drives the adoption of open source software at the organisation. This includes an open source program office, helps with procedures and policies, provides training, and helps raise awareness and share knowledge.

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The World Bank Group recommends governments use open technology - open source, open data, open standards and open innovation - to enable open collaboration and inclusive development ecosystems. Stela Mocan, who leads the group’s technology and innovation lab, says this lets governments build future-proof digital infrastructures and service-delive...

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