other: Keynote: Developers Italia and the New Guidelines: Let the Open Source Revolution Start!
The recently published guidelines on the acquisition and reuse of software for public administration open up a new page in the digital transformation of Italy. In fact, all the software developed or commissioned by Italian government entities must be open source from now on. As such, this disruptive approach changes the way the procurement is made by introducing new collaborative development models which are of interest also for small/medium software houses.
Developers Italia, the community of public service developers, hosts the national catalogue and provides a set of tools to make the overall onboarding process as smooth as possible. In particular, a new specification, namely publiccode.yml, has been designed in order to specify the metadata description regarding a certain software and this is crucial to create a faithful description page in the catalogue.