Free Software gives everybody the right to use, study, share and improve software. This right helps support other fundamental freedoms like freedom of speech, press and privacy.
* Tax Savings - Similar applications don't have to be programmed from scratch every time.
* Collaboration - Major projects can share expertise and costs.
* Serving the public - Applications paid by the public should be available for everyone.
* Fostering innovation - With transparent processes, others don't have to reinvent the wheel.
See Public Money, Public Code
Public Money, Public Code - A campaign for releasing publicly financed software as Free Software