Italian entrepreneur fights proprietary file formats in Public Administrations

As I already explained in another article file formats are extremely important: unless, at least in Public Administrations (PAs), only open file formats are used, serious amounts of public money can go to waste, important public digital documents may become unreadable and private citizens or businesses may be forced to useless expenses if they want to interact with PAs.

That’s why every now and then you see law proposals (not necessarily complete…) that promote open file formats and another potential source of big savings for PAs, Free Software). The Italian Region of Veneto, for example, issued such a law in 2008.

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