Sweden’s newly created public sector digitalisation hub adopts open source policy

Posted on: Sun, 2019-07-21 - 13:58 By: admin

DIGG, Sweden’s newly created public sector digitalisation hub, has adopted a policy for its use of open source. “We want to be open and accessible, and make it easy for partners to benefit from the knowledge we build,” said Anna Eriksson, DIGG’s Director General, in a statement published in May. The policy is based on two principles: DIGG aims to be as open as possible, and wants to share the results of its actions as broadly as possible. That is why all software that is developed by or for the organisation will be shared as open source, DIGG writes.

The question many citizens should be asking in other countries is why their governments are not using, and sharing, open-source software as a matter of policy. Why would any government funded by taxpayers be paying and renewing proprietary licenses, and not sharing what they have created with other governments to the benefit of all global citizens?  That tax money can be far better used to fund educators, nurses, building houses, subsidising public transport, etc.  Some government are spending scary amounts of money on software...

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DIGG, Sweden’s newly created public sector digitalisation hub, has adopted a policy for its use of open source. “We want to be open and accessible, and make it easy for partners to benefit from the knowledge we build,” said Anna Eriksson, DIGG’s Director General, in a statement published in May. DIGG (Myndigheten för digital förvaltning, ...

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