The history of free software adoption in Italian Public Administrations

What has been done and what is still missing


In the last 20 years italian Public Administrations (PAs) have introduced many different rules, norms and regulations concerning adoption of free software in PAs.
Specific legislation was proposed and/or introduced at the national and regional levels.
Many local PAs have adopted rules and regulations on the subject.
We review and comment critically the present situation.