TDF supports the “Munich stays free” alliance

Following the recent decision by Munich’s City Council to step back to closed source and proprietary software, at a large cost to taxpayers, a group of free and open source software (FOSS) supporters have created a website explaining the importance of FOSS in public administrations.

The German website, called München bleibt frei (Munich stays free), lists numerous benefits of FOSS, including:

  • Independence from a single software vendor
  • Boost to local industry (because anyone can improve FOSS)
  • Sustainability
  • Security and data protection

The Document Foundation supports this position. Our previous statement on the situation in Munich can be found here.

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