Open software

Description / Objectives

Open code technologies for achieving full technological sovereignty.

Good government is based on transparency and accountability, and this includes technology. In order to have full democracy, we must have control over the digital aspects of our lives.

With this in mind, Barcelona City Council is opting for the use of open-code technologies with the aim of achieving complete technological sovereignty. This option includes the possibility of carrying out a complete (and public) audit of what the devices and software that we work with on a daily basis in the City Council actually do, extending their functionalities and being able to include any local community interested in making improvements.

The City Council wants to publish this software in public repositories with permissive licences so that third parties can use it, improve it and reuse it, whether they be other public administrations, companies or individuals.

This policy would make it possible for the general public to save money on proprietary licences and improve system security. Other benefits include less dependence on external providers and diversification in contracting. It will also help to create a network with other administrations for sharing technology.


Barcelona’s mobile week

Mon, 26/02/2018 - 21:51h

Business. After the successful conclusion of Mobile Week Barcelona, the Mobile World Congress gets under way and comes accompanied by new editions of 4YFN, YoMo and Women4Tech.

Data as a common asset

Wed, 14/02/2018 - 11:22h

Transparency. The new Municipal Data Office means greater transparency in municipal management and being able to adapt services quicker to meet people’s needs.

Leading the technological transformation together

Thu, 01/02/2018 - 20:16h

Technology. The act ‘Barcelona, Always Connected’ expressed support to lead the challenge of technological change and continuity for the mobile congress in the city.

Digital transformation for more agile, open and ethical public services

Thu, 19/10/2017 - 19:03h

Technology. By backing open source and open standards to ensure technological sovereignty, the City Council is boosting efficiency and cutting costs.


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