E-stonia- what we can learn

Mike Bracken  Executive Director of Digital Efficiency and Reform at the Cabinet Office has written a great article in  Holyrood magazine this week. Intriguing how a small country like Estonia Map of Estoniahas developed a culture and system of governance and public service provision using the Internet and transparency as core principles.

” One of the biggest differences with Estonia’s thriving open source culture is that licensed software is an almost alien concept. Just 1 per cent of Estonia’s GDP goes on technology and services, with 0.1 per cent going on software licences, a negligible amount, considering that nearly all of their public services are run to a digital by default model.”

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