[A2k] Ayrault Circular: progress for the use of Free Software in the French administration, pending the legislative part

Frederic Couchet fcouchet at april.org
Tue Sep 25 07:05:02 PDT 2012


Hello,

some good news from France about Free Software in French
administrations. Here is the April press release :

Ayrault Circular: progress for the use of Free Software in the French
administration, pending the legislative part

Paris, September 24th, 2012. Press release.

April is pleased with the French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault's
publication of the circular dated September 19th, 2012 which presents
"Orientations and Recommendations relative to the Use of Free Software
in French Administration".

As the result of an interdepartmental work carried out by the DISIC
("Direction interministérielle des systèmes d'information et de
communication", Interdepartmental Direction Directorate of information
systems and communication), the circular describes Free Software as a
"rational choice" that needs to be spread into all State Departments. It
shows that, through the freedom it grants to its users and the way it
works, it offers extremely attractive solutions to the administration,
on both cost management issues and technological independence of the
various administrations. Moreover, this circular validates and
strengthens the work carried out for several years by public servants in
the mutualisation groups.

Read more on :

http://www.april.org/en/ayrault-circular-progress-use-free-software-french-administration-pending-legislative-part

Fred.
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