210 New approaches to public sector information technology The presentation describes the context of Vaud’s in IT and exposes a list of observations. It cites also Mr. Marthaler’s proposed solutions which have been, are and will be exploited by the State of Vaud. An inventory of the software applications underway is listed, mainly concerning Open Source. A specific application is examined in detail : The interactive cartography. To conclude, Mr. Marthaler explains his overall vision which integrates free software in the concept of Durable Development. Mr. Marthaler belongs to the ecologist party, he has been a state counsellor for the state of Vaud, since January 2004. He is responsible for the Infrastructure department. His academic credentials are HEC (hautes études commerciales) and was previously head of a independent company. FOSS4G2006 - Free And Open Source Software for Geoinformatics Welcome and Opening Conference Plenary François Marthaler francois.marthaler@vd.ch François Marthaler francois.marthaler@vd.ch <MaKaC.conference.ContributionType object at 0xb49ad52c>