Governments developing free software

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This page is a collection of governments that develop software and publish it as free software. (For a list of examples of use of free software, see FSFE's wiki page: FS in public administration)

The point is to gather examples that can be used when others are asking their government to release software as free software.

It's difficult to define "government", since one could include "government bodies" or third-parties contracted to do some work, but the purpose of this page is collect examples where the development and publishing of the software is close enough to the government to imply some form of endorsement or at least satisfaction. So it's a fairly narrow definition of "government".



The White House wrote a petition module for Drupal and published it under GPLv2 in August 2012: