Here is a list of links about free software being used in public administration. If anyone has more links, or better links, please send them to me at ciaran atsign fsfe.org.
I won’t be able to do a good job of maintaining this list, but I hope it will give someone else a good starting point. A lot of these links came from people who replied to my request on the FSFE discussion@ mailing list – thanks.
If you’re sending me links, I’m much more interested in stories about things that have happened than about things that are planned, predicted, or being talked about. I will do at least one follow-up blog entry after I’ve added any links that get sent to me. I’ll use the same name but without the "beta" tag.
- Argentina, Municipality of Rosario: "Ordenanza Nº 7787 / 2004"
- Austria, Vienne: "Vienne to migrate to OpenOffice.org and GNU/Linux"
- China: "China’s use of free software"
- EU: "some usage data in the FLOSS impact study"
- Ecuador: "Success for free software in Latin America!"
- France, Agriculture Ministry: "Le ministère de l’Agriculture fait un pas vers [GNU/]Linux"
- France, National Assembly: "[GNU/]Linux s’installe dans les PC des députés"
- France, gendarmerie nationale (national police): "La gendarmerie nationale passe à OpenOffice"
- France, tax administration: "one PDF" and "another"
- Germany, Federal Foreign Office: "a blog" and "another"
- Germany, Munich: "Munich picks GNU/Linux"
- Germany, Schwäbisch city hall: "info in German" and "in English"
- India: "One year of [free software] implementation in ELCOT – the score card"
- Italy, National Council for IT: "free software usage observatory"
- Italy, South Tyrol public transport: "free software since 1993"
- Italy, South Tyrol: "use of OpenOffice.org" and "and also GNU/Linux"
- Italy, all Italian-speaking schools: "they all use project FUSS"
- Mexico: "Gobierno GDF/Linux"
- Spain: "GNU/Linux in Spain"
- UK, Birmingham libraries: "report of failure"
- Venezuela: "Jeff Zucker’s 2005 status description"
- Venezuela: "Migrando Venezuela" (wiki)