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