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quinnten83
December 12th, 2007, 09:32 PM
YES!!!
parliament,or what is similar here, has agreed to implement a plan to get all the government departments working with open standards.
They also have to seriously consider open source software before deciding to stick to proprietary software. This is good news for open source, and great news for your local programmer.
In Dutch: http://www.computable.nl/nieuws.jsp?id=2255468&utm_campaign=rss&utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss

http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/12/10/dutch/index.php

Lostincyberspace
December 12th, 2007, 09:34 PM
I knew I liked the dutch.

Mazza558
December 12th, 2007, 09:37 PM
Looks like most of Europe has their heads screwed the right way.

Go Europe!

OffHand
December 12th, 2007, 09:48 PM
I was just thinking of posting this. It's already happening locally like in Amsterdam and it seems that the testing phase has been very positive. Good new!!

ubuntu_demon
December 14th, 2007, 03:16 AM
Great news! The Dutch government committed to use Open Standards. With equal suitability Free Software (as in FLOSS) is to be preferred above Non-Free Software.

more information :
http://ubuntudemon.wordpress.com/2007/12/14/the-dutch-government-committed-to-use-open-standards/
http://opensourcelearning.info/blog/?p=704

I also blogged about this in Dutch :
http://ubuntudemon.wordpress.com/2007/12/12/overheid-moet-aan-open-standaarden-en-vrije-software/