Hello dear community!
I’m currently overseeing a working group for the association “Open Source Sweden” to form form a sensible opinion on the topic of:
“How public authorities work with, procure and finance cloud services”.
This topic is complicated and I need you help.
- Identify more “key aspects/subtopics” that should form up a sensible opinion.
- Provide your opinion on already identified subtopics which are as of today:
A: Use of tax money (should be primarily reinvested in software that goes back to the public).
B: Digital sovereignty - a nation must consider the fundamental impacts of being dependent to global corporations and/or other nations when providing services to its citiens.
C: Legal (Swedish/EU) aspects of using public clouds.
D: Long term access to competency - How is knowledge of building software and digital infrastructure systems affected by using public cloud services?
E: Social aspects - what is at stake when authorities use public clouds and social consequences?
F: How is local (national) business and corporations impacted by national strategies on procurement of public cloud services?
I will consider all inputs in the work we do in this domain to bring that into the network of experts I work with here and I will update here on all progress.
The way to help, could be that you pick out a topic from the above and expand your own thoughts in this thread or add a new subtopic and form up your argument why this is a new key element we need to add.
Please pull in anyone who you think can provide fundamentals in this very complicated topic.