It has been a long time since the Catalan government last invested in Free Software for its use in the public environment, more specifically schools and public administrations as a start. Since 2007 there hadn’t been much progress in this area. It may be due to various reasons, but that’s not what matters – what’s important is that we have to bring software and information freedom back into the table.
A new Catalan parliament has been formed this last month. Amongst other things, this means that we have a second chance to show why is people’s freedom important here. Not only is it economically and socially effective, but it is also a right that has been taken from people for decades. Schools should no longer be paying for Microsoft licenses, nor should any other part of our public infrastructure.
That is mainly why we will attend a meeting with one Parliament member from one of the two parties in power, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya, so that we can start communication with them and begin working together. There will be more news once we have more information about it.