The history of free software adoption in Italian Public Administrations

What has been done and what is still missing

Track 3 Society & Culture

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.