Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free and Open Source Software?

We want legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for the public sector be made publicly available under a Free and Open Source Software licence. If it is public money, it should be public code as well. Following initiatives across the globe, we are starting an initiative to call for the release of code that is paid by the public.

Code paid by the people should be available to the people!

Sounds complicated? It's not. It's super easy!

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Reasons for Public Code


Tax savings

Similar applications don't have to be programmed from scratch every time.

Collaboration

Efforts on major projects can share expertise and costs.

Serving the public

Applications paid by the public should be available for everyone.

Fostering innovation

With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.

Free and Open Source Software gives everybody the right to use, study, share and improve software.

Do you believe that Free and Open Source Software should be the default option for publicly financed software? Let’s convince your political representatives!

Sign the Open Initiative

Tell Your Representatives!


In our open initiative we demand:

“Implement legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for the public sector be made publicly available under a Free and Open Source Software licence.”

1 organisations and 15 individuals already support this call for action by signing our open initiative. You can help us make a much bigger impact by signing it, too! We will list all signatories and hand it over to representatives all over Asia that are debating software policies in public administration.




Supporting Organisations


The following organisations support our open initiative. If your organisation is also interested in joining the call for Public Code, please contact us.

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