Advocacy groups decry Freiburg's stealth return to proprietary office

The board of the German city council of Freiburg should disclose the analysis that underlies its move back to proprietary office software, say the Open Source Business Alliance, the Free Software Foundation Europe and the Bundesverbands Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologie.

In an open letter published this morning, the three organisations also call on the city board to keep the Open Document Format as the default.

An article for the Open Source Observatory at the EC’s Joinup platform, published on 18 September 2012.

Gijs Hillenius
Context for Digital Government

Policy specialist on open source in public services, knowlegde transfer expert