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.


Platform for open and transparent public procurement

Tue, 27/11/2018 - 17:30h

Barcelona and six other cities acquire a system which simplifies tendering processes and makes them transparent.

Public procurement open to SMEs

Tue, 23/10/2018 - 17:08h

Economy. A new fair presenting 80 future municipal contracts.

Barcelona promotes digital services

Wed, 26/09/2018 - 11:22h

e-Government. The new Regulatory by-law on E-Government of the City Council codifies electronic access channels to the local authority and the identification and signature systems, with the aim of promoting digital services.

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.


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