To encourage continuous software innovation and breadth of options, governments are urged to take the following neutral principles into consideration:

Choose the software for its merits and not for categorical preferences.
Promote a wide availability of research financed by governments.
Promote the interfunctionality of the software through neutral platform standards.
Maintain firm protection of intellectual property.

News and special information about the Software Choice
Initiative Software Choice Initiative “in the media

  • Summary and Conclusions of the Knowledge Forum on – Software and Public Administration in Spain: Policies and challenges
  • SIMO Agenda
  • The Spanish software sector urges the Autonomous Communities and the central government to maintain neutrality in public procurement of Information Technology
  • Venezuela- Public Policy for the use and development of Free Software in Public Administration

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