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Confusion and conflicts around Open Source in Italy

What happens when lots of funding comes to digitize a country?

Your money, your public software. And router too

It’s as simple as that, really.

A key finding from OSOR's report on Open Source

Here is a curve that must not flatten!

Microsoft vs OpenOffice in Pesaro: first, let's recap

Microsoft vs OpenOffice in Pesaro: first, let's recap /img/pesaro-retrocessione.png

Pesaro is a town of about 100 thousands people on the northern adriatic coast of Italy. Its Public Administration has been facing lots of critics from Free/Open Source software supporters because, in the last five years, it changed twice the same, important part of its ICT infrastructure. Both those changes bring consequences and open issues, both for the critics and for Pesaro, that have had little or no coverage at all so far, especially outside Italy (1). Before talking about them, however, it is necessary to summarize what happened.