When Public sector needs Open Source:

The public sector, also called the state sector, is the part of the economy composed of both public services and public enterprises. Public sectors include the public goods and governmental services such as the military, law enforcement, infrastructure, public transit, public education, along with health care and those working for the government itself, such as elected officials.
Public enterprises, or state-owned enterprises, are self-financing commercial enterprises that are under public ownership which provide various private goods and services for sale and usually operate on a commercial basis.

  • Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

    With open source code, there are no license or usage fees. As a commercial service, costs apply only to implementation, setup, configuration, maintenance, documentation, and support services;

  • Reducing costs and increasing the efficiency of IT investments

    when the state expects to reduce costs or increase the efficiency of investments in the IT sector through the use of ready-made open source solutions used in other locations, industries, or other countries;

  • Harmonious development of Gov Tech and Civic Tech

    when the state shows interest in the harmonious development of Gov Tech and Civic Tech;

  • This is a legal requirement

    for example, New Estonian law requires administration to make state-owned software publicly available;

  • Digital Public Goods Strategy

    if the state has a strategy for the comprehensive development and maintenance of Digital Public Goods in the form of software, data sets, AI models, standards or content that contribute to sustainable national digital development.

Public IT services. Open Source Solutions

Open-Source Software monetization – Details.

Moldova joins the Digital Public Goods Alliance.