Open Letter for Free Software
Why is software created using taxpayers’ money not released as Free Software?
We want legislation requiring that publicly financed software developed for the public sector be made publicly available under a Free and Open Source Software licence. If it is public money, it should be public code as well.
Code paid by the people should be available to the people!
We from Liquid Democracy are supporting this open letter as a partner organisation adressing our political representatives. We are convinced that public money should be invested in public code. It saves taxes, enhances collaboration and serves the public interest - applications paid by the public should be available for them. Therefore, our participation software adhocracy is Free Software under AGPL-licence.
Free Software gives everybody the right to use, study, share and improve software. This right helps support other fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech, press and privacy.
Sign the OPEN LETTER