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.


Smou, Barcelona's mobility app, is here

Wed, 30/01/2019 - 14:51h

Mobility. Smou is Barcelona’s new mobility app that unifies apps and integrates several BSM mobility services into a one-stop space.

personal municipal provant l'estació de treball amb codi obert

The impact of open code on public organisations

Fri, 21/12/2018 - 10:41h

Barcelona City Council, Pompeu Fabra University and the Swiss University of St. Gallen have carried out a study on the advantages of open code in public organisations, basing their analysis on several European cities.

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.


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