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Free Software Foundation Europe: Publicly funded software has to be Free

The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE), European Digital Rights (EDRi), and 34 other open source and digital rights advocacy groups has published an open letter to EU legislators calling for new legislation that will require code paid for by the people to be made available as Free and open source software. “Public Money? Public Code!”

The open letter, signed by tens of organizations and thousands of individuals, calls on EU legislators to:

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