As of July 2014, the “Juana Azurduy de Padilla” National Software Development Company is operating in Sucre.
The Bolivian Government have announced plans to migrate to an “electronic Government” whose services run exclusively on free open source software. This is expected to save the Government millions of dollars annually in licensing fees and protect the nation from cyber espionage. It is also expected that this can be achieved within a 7 year time-frame.
A National Software Development Company has been set up in Sucre which is responsible for guiding the implementation of the Government’s adoption of open source software. The company is also responsible for creating state-owned software where there are no suitable open source solutions.
The National Software Development Company is located on a 2.9 hectare science park in the Lajastambo zone of District 3.