Italy is latest to promote open source software in public procurements

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Jan 22, 2014 6:19 PM EDT; By Paul Brownell
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In December, the Italian government issued final rules implementing a change to procurement law that now requires all public administrations in the country to first consider re-used or free software before committing to proprietary licenses. Importantly, the new rules include an enforcement mechanism, which can, at least in theory, annul decisions that do not follow these procedures.

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