Open source software - i.e., software that is open source and accessible free of charge through licensing - can help accelerate the digital transformation and bring significant cost savings. Above all, municipalities are challenged to find alternative solutions for the creation and maintenance of large software projects as part of their digital sovereignty: Public Money - Public Code...
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In its guide, Bitkom provides an overview of the use of open source solutions and the legal basis as well as practical recommendations for decision-makers, project managers and developers from business and administration
The Smart City Dialog provides a framework for addressing the opportunities and challenges of digitization for urban development. The open source approach plays an important role in the Smart Cities Model Projects (MPSC), as the solutions developed should be easy to transfer. The coordination and transfer office (KTS) of the MPSC summarizes technical topics that are relevant for municipalities in Germany. The knowledge and networking platform expands this content permanently and according to demand.
Berlin Open Source presents IT projects of the Berlin administration and the TSB that rely on open software. The portal makes the codes available under a free license. The objective of Berlin Open Source: to improve the transparency of the public IT landscape and to make it more participatory.