PUBLIC MONEY PUBLIC CODE NL
Since 1999 Open Source Software, and Open Standards have been a topic in national Dutch politics. In these twenty years goals have been set on multiple occasions, and programs and institutions have been started to accomplish those goals. Open Standard adoption is decent, Open Data is actively encouraged, but adoption of Open Source Software is lacking.
In July 2017 the then team NL coordinator Maurice Verheessen made a request for the source code of the new application for BasisRegistratie Persoonsgegevens (BRP). In that same month this failed software project was discussed in parliament, and after a request by an MP it was decided to release the source code. In this way the request by Maurice became obsolete and was not further pursued.
In January 2018 a Dutch FSFE support made a request to the Tweede Kamer (second chamber) for the source code of the Debat Gemist app according to the Wet hergebruik overheidsinformatie (Who), a law that is based on the EU PSI directive. That request was declined in December 2018. An appeal was filed on January 2019 which triggerd another hearing in April 2019. Again the request was declined, so now an appeal was made to the Bestuursrechter. This case is due on 22 of October 2019.
Public code that is already public. It covers a wide range of software, including semi-public organizations.
Ministerie van Binnenlandse Zaken en Koninkrijksrelaties (BZK)
Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (RIVM)
PAS rekentool https://gitlab.com/AERIUS/AERIUS
Code for NL
Overheidsproject Digitaal Stelsel Omgevingswet
Vereniging Nederlandse Gemeenten (VNG)