Open source software (OSS) has long been a cornerstone of the IT industry. But how can money be made with freely available software? This article by our expert Matthias Stürmer from the Public Sector Transformation Institute sheds light on the business potential of open source and takes a look at the open core model that […]
About Matthias Stürmer
Dr Matthias Stürmer is a professor at BFH Wirtschaft and heads the Institute Public Sector Transformation. He is also a lecturer at the University of Bern and Executive Director of the Parliamentary Group Digital Sustainability (Parldigi), President of the Open Source Promotion Association CH Open and President of the Digital Impact Network Association.
Entries by Matthias Stürmer
EMBAG obliges the federal administration to publish all software under open source licences in future and to release government data as Open Government Data. The law thus leads to more openness and innovation and brings about a cultural change in the federal administration. Digital sustainability is also promoted through more “digital public goods”. The Federal […]
Several 2022 reports from government and academic organisations contain the key message that sustainable development can be achieved using digital technologies. The report ‹Digital Reset› (Digitalization for Sustainability, 2022) calls for using digital technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and resource waste in the agriculture, mobility, industry, and energy sectors. The researchers see digitalisation as […]
Digital sovereignty is used by governments in Europe as well as by the EU Commission as a reference for the digital policy legal decrees that have been passed recently. However, in order for the buzzword to become relevant and actually lead to more sovereignty in the shaping of our digital space, it seems essential to […]