Political LobbyingGovernments in France, Denmark, Brazil, and many other countries have made moves towards free software. In Australia, legislation has been considered by the South Australian government.
Certainly it would be good to get a better turnout in community submissions to bodies such as the Intellectual Property and Competition Review Committee.
Note: I try to avoid the term "open source". While it avoids the ambiguity of "free software", it emphasizes "access to source code" at the expense of other important ideas. Also, people outside the computing industry tend not to understand either "open" or "source".
News and Links
bin apps, push notifications, open source, and local government - Tom Forth
bonkers market fundamentalism has UK state schools selling each other curriculum resources - Primary Colour
OpenStreetMap and the corporates - Joe Morrison
Munich shifts to open source - again - ZDNet
Python's founder works to improve open source diversity - Forbes
is Brexit going to force the UK out of a European patent system too? - Politics
(For more links, see my blog.)