Public Money? Public Code!

Global problems need global solutions!

Track 3 Society & Culture
14:4013/11/2020

In a time when humanity needs to work together to find solutions for a crisis, we cannot afford to reinvent the wheel again and again. Global problems need global solutions! It is Free Software that enables global cooperation for code development. Any proprietary solution will inevitably lead to countless isolated solutions and waste energy and time which we as humanity cannot afford in such a critical situation.

Free Software licences allow sharing of code in any jurisdiction. Solutions developed in one country can be reused and adapted in another one. International development agencies and humanitarian movements can help to contain the spread of COVID-19 in any country around the world with the availability of Free Software solutions.

Already before this crisis hundreds of organisations and tens of thousands of people demanded that publicly financed software developed for the public sector must be made publicly available under Free Software licences. It is now even more important than ever before to tackle this crisis.

Do you want to promote Free Software as well? Then the campaign framework of “Public Money? Public Code!” might be the right choice for you; no matter if you want to do it as an individual or as a group; no matter if you have a small or large time budget.

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