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Puglia region makes open source and standards mandatory

OSOR - The Italian region Puglia will make the use of open source software and open standards mandatory for its public administrations. A law, adopted on 2 December by the regional administration, instructs regional and local public administrations to use open formats for the electronic disseminations of documents, and wherever possible use free and open source software.

According to the law, public administrations will have to explain why they are using document formats that are not open, or why they are using applications that are not open source.