In an interview with Investigate Europe journalists Maria Maggiore and Harald Schumann, two Director-Generals of the European Commission, Roberto Viola (DG CONNECT) and Gertrud Ingestad (DG DIGIT), discuss the Commission’s policy on the use of proprietary vs open source software.
With filming and interviews in Athens, Lesbos, Lisbon, Brussels and Naples, the documentary by VICE Greece follows the cross-border work of the Investigate Europe journalists as they investigate the industries that are banking on the border business and the security threats in Europe.
For ten years, a team of experts have worked to move the municipal computer system from the American IT giant Microsoft to open software. Not everything has run smoothly. But the transition is a huge success, declared the deputy mayor in 2014. Elsewhere in Europe, Munich also soon became the lighthouse for the open source community. Now mayor Dieter Reiter and his coalition want to return to Microsoft.
General Camillo Sileo explains why the Italian army decided to migrate to open source and how it’s done.
Flavia Marzano is a member of the City Council of Rome and explains, why a public administration “can’t accept to be blackmailed” by one major vendor.