In 2011 the Greek parliament adopted an e-governance law (Law 3979/2011) that obligates public administrations to only develop software of which the code is open and can be modified and distributed freely. However, since the adoption of that law, the use of Free Software in public sector is significantly low.
In 2015, the Ministry of Economy, Infrastructure, Marine and Tourism signed a four-year cooperation agreement with the Greek free and open source software society (Gfoss) to "support the creation, promotion and reuse of open data, content and software in the digital economy". Gfoss, representing 29 universities and research centres in Greece, will help the Economy Ministry to design, develop and implement policies on openness. The advocacy group will also be involved in studies, pilots and implementation projects.