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.