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South Tyrol governor: 'EC, use open formats'

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Such a policy would help the South Tyrol government in its new IT approach, increasing its use of ICT solutions based on free and open source, the governor says.

South Tyrol's new policy was announced on 11 March. Responding to emailed questions, Governor Kompatscher said that the region is in favour of using free and open source solutions not only for new IT solutions, but also when upgrading existing IT components. "We've started to review our license costs. If there are free and open source alternatives, and where the costs and risks of changing are justified, we will switch to these."

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