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.


We are promoting training and research in the area of smart cities

Fri, 06/07/2018 - 11:12h

Barcelona City Council’s Municipal Institute of Information Technology (IMI) has joined forces with La Salle Campus Barcelona - URL to promote training and research in the area of applied technology in urban management and citizen quality of life.

Barcelona gets bigger on social media

Sat, 12/05/2018 - 10:25h

Survey. The attack on La Rambla and the political situation pushed up the number of mentions of the city on social media to 5.3 million, some 63.4% more than the previous year.

A transparent, ethical and accountable administration

Fri, 11/05/2018 - 17:15h

City Council. Report on the Office for Transparency and Best Practice for 2016 and 2017.

New intermunicipal e-platform for public procurement

Sun, 22/04/2018 - 10:39h

Contractació. The system is to be jointly introduced with the municipal councils of Girona, Gavà, Granollers, Terrassa, Mataró and Premià de Mar.


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