The Public Money? Public Code! campaign aims to set Free Software as the standard for publicly financed software. Public administrations following this principle can benefit from collaboration with other public bodies, independence from single vendors, potential tax savings, increased innovation, and a better basis for IT security.
The Linux User Group Bozen-Bolzano-Bulsan together with over 170 civil society organisations and more than 26.000 individuals signed the Open Letter. The Free Software Foundation Europe will use the signatures to contact decision makers and political representatives all over Europe and convince them to make public code the standard.