OPEN SOURCE & DIGITAL SOVEREIGNTY
OPEN LETTER FROM THE OSB ALLIANCE
In its recently adopted digital strategy, the Federal Government has named digital sovereignty as one of its central strategic issues. We also very much welcome this focus.
Against this backdrop, however, it is surprising that projects already launched this year, such as the Centre for Digital Sovereignty (ZenDiS) or the Sovereign Workplace for Public Administration, are not included in the draft for the 2023 federal budget.
It is questionable how the core projects named in the digital strategy to strengthen digital sovereignty in public administration are to be implemented by 2025 if the projects again have to fear for their funding.
An open letter appeals to the members of parliament of the coalition parties to anchor the projects for digital sovereignty and open source with sufficient financial resources in their own budget titles in the federal budget of 2023.
Peter Ganten, Chairman of the OSB Alliance:
"The traffic light government has sent an important signal with the digital strategy. Now it is time to establish sustainable structures. With the 2023 federal budget, the members of parliament of the traffic light parties can show that they are serious about digital sovereignty and stand behind the goals of the digital strategy. Our ability to control and shape the digital depends on it and must now be addressed as a priority."