With this proposal (No.664), the city council instructs the magistrate to prefer open standards and free open source software in future software purchases for the city, and to select these if they are suitably qualified, financially feasible, and secure. Developments that have been financed with municipal funds, either newly or based on open-source projects, should also be made available to the public, provided they do not contain any personal or confidential data.
Open Source Software in City Administration
Volt Frankfurt: the political party
Volt Frankfurt is part of Volt Europe, the first party that is the same all over Europe. In Frankfurt, at the heart of Europe, we fight for a progressive, sustainable and united EU. We work according to the motto: Think global, act local.
Nearly one million people live and work in Frankfurt. The challanges we face are shared with over 100 Million people in metropolies all over europe. Volt stands for the urban living of tomorrow, using progressive and pragmatic solutions.
We want to implement concepts that were already proven successful in other european cities. Be it lowering rents like Vienna, cycling like in Copenhagen or digital gouvernment services like Estland: we want to solve Problems, instead of just pushing them to the next election cycle.