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Volunteers organise ‘Public Money? Public code!’ tour in Italy


Code paid by the people should be available to the people! Volunteers will present the ‘Public Money? Public Code!’ campaign in Trento, Bologna, and Caltanissetta. If you live in Italy, now you have a perfect chance to learn more about the initiative and support it.

We want legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for the public sector be made publicly available under a Free Software licence. If it is public money, it should be public code as well. More than 30.000 people and 200 organisations adopt this position. Public administrations that use Free Software do not have to reinvent the wheel in programming similar applications, so they can share costs and save taxpayers’ money. The use of Free Software serves the public and promotes innovation too, as users can utilise the code found in the public digital infrastructure. The FSFE explains the benefits of Free Software and shares best practices in the dedicated ‘Public Money? Public Code!’ brochure for public administrations. Volunteers translated the brochure into Italian.

Italian tour

two people reading the PMPC brochure

Join the presentation of the ‘Public Money? Public Code!’ brochure. Meet the people behind the Italian translations of the FSFE, talk with people who substantially contribute to software freedom in Italy, and learn how the digitalisation of the Italian public sector can be improved. Find out how you, too, can support ‘Public Money? Public Code!’ in Italy.


Tuesday, 7 June 2022 at 18.00 Location: Faculty of Sociology - Room 7, Via Verdi 26, Trento For Covid-19 standards, reservation required. Please let us know you are coming.




Wednesday, 8 June 2022 at 18.30 Location: Sala fondazione 2000, piazza dell'Unità 4, Bologna



Keep in touch

The FSFE volunteers plan to organise presentations of the ‘Public Money? Public Code!’ campaign in other cities too. As the tour is organised by volunteers, we encourage you to directly get the news from them by subscribing to the mailing lists and chat rooms of Italian local groups Milano and Sicily. The next event is in Caltanissetta on June 18th.

Get the brochure

Download the brochure from here.