The state needs to insist on free software in its own computing for the sake of its computational sovereignty. The state has a responsibility to the people to maintain control over the computing it does on their behalf. Most government activities now depend on computing, and its control over those activities depends on its control over that computing. Losing this control in an agency whose mission is critical undermines national security
Fosstodon is an English speaking Mastodon instance that is open to anyone who is interested in technology; particularly free & open source software.