Government of Quebec passes historic motion to adopt Free & Open Source Software

Richard McGravie | SFL | September 26, 2013

Last Tuesday, the Quebec National Assembly adopted unanimously a motion welcoming any initiative supporting the dissemination and publishing of free software in Quebec. This motion also encourages the Government to continue its efforts to promote the adoption of free software by government ministries and agencies.

A recent research paper published by the Institute for Socio-Economic Research and information (IRIS) states that the Quebec government could as an example save $265 Million per year in license costing if the movement to open source was made, article found here.