Our Mission

  • The OpenSourceProcurement.org is working to provide authentic and factual reports, studies and research material for public officers, OS software companies and individual users so that they can make a conscious decision in opting an OS software.

  • Our mission is:
    • to convince public sector to prefer OS software for its efficiency, cost saving and long-term life cycle. The OS companies should also contest in these procurement processes with better preparation and more confidence.
    • Where OS software is preferred at government level but still not selected in the procurement process, should be challenged.
    • Any code developed by public money aka taxpayers’ money should be released under free and OS software.
    • Provide OS software alternative to the proprietary software. We want public agencies to try at least once and OS alternative and see for themselves how remarkably different it is from others.
    • Bring all the latest news and happening regarding public procurement process, around the world, under a single platform.
    • Be a meaningful platform for all stakeholders to come and discuss their issues and suggestions.
    • Arrange events and webinars to bring forth our mission to extended audiences. We also intend to fund projects which align with the mission discussed above.
    • Engage with other OS communities and public agencies, whether in form of contribution or collaboration, to advocate for OS in public sector.

This community project was inspired by this blog post: https://waldo.jaquith.org/blog/2016/07/gov-tech-vendor/