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  4. <title>"Public Money? Public Code!": more languages, more supporters, more awareness</title>
  5. </head>
  6. <body>
  7. <h1>"Public Money? Public Code!": more languages, more supporters, more awareness</h1>
  8. <div class="right" style="max-width: 506px; width: 30%;">
  9. <img src="/campaigns/publiccode/img/pmpc-logo.jpg" alt="The logo of the 'Public Money, Public Code' campaign" />
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  11. <p newsteaser="yes">The "Public Money? Public Code!" campaign has
  12. received an updated set of translations, including the website, open
  13. letter and video. The Free Software Foundation Europe has also
  14. conducted interviews to ask public administrations about the benefits
  15. of public code, which are now available on our website.</p>
  16. <p>Why is software, created using taxpayers' money, not released as Free
  17. Software? We've started raising this question with our <a href="">"Public Money?
  18. Public Code!"</a> campaign, and since then we've received a lot of international attention and support.</p>
  19. <p>One key element for reaching out to as many people as possible is to
  20. have translations into their native language. That's why, as of today,
  21. <a href="">our campain website</a> is translated in
  22. 18 languages, spoken in Europe and beyond. The corresponding and popular
  23. campaign video is dubbed into 6 different languages (English, French,
  24. Italian, German, Portuguese and Russian) and offers subtitles in a
  25. total of 16 languages. If you haven't done yet, be sure to check
  26. whether your language is already supported!</p>
  27. <p>Meanwhile, an important part of the campaign is the corresponding <a
  28. href="">open letter</a>. Almost 18.000
  29. individuals and 150 organisations signed this letter, in which we
  30. demand that code, paid by the people, should be available to the
  31. people. Among the subscribers are very prominent Free Software and
  32. Internet user right's organisations, as well as a first public
  33. administration, the City Council of Barcelona. To understand the
  34. motivation behind the Council's decision, we conducted an <a
  35. href="/news/2018/news-20180705-01">interview with,
  36. Francesca Bria</a>, CTO of Barcelona, who explains how using Free
  37. Software helps to build a more democratic, inclusive and sustainable
  38. digital society.</p>
  39. <p>In another interesting interview, in relation to the PMPC campaign,
  40. we recently asked Elena Muñoz Salinero, who leads the Technology
  41. Transfer Centre of the Spanish Government, about best practices for the
  42. re-use of software solutions <a
  43. href="/news/2018/news-20180601-01.html">by publishing code under Free
  44. Software licenses</a> between public administrations.</p>
  45. <p>We will keep running our call for signatures until the European
  46. Elections 2019, which is less than a year away. So, now is the time to
  47. take action and let your political representatives know about the
  48. benefits of public code. If you have not yet done so, please help us by
  49. signing our <a href="">open
  50. letter</a>. After having signed it, do ask your friends, colleagues, or
  51. the buddies on your favourite social media channel to sign it too. </p>
  52. <p>Public Money? - Public Code!</p>
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