Thursday, December 13, 2007

Dutch Government promotes Open Standard and FOSS

Dutch coat of armsA great news this week for FOSS evangelists! The Dutch Government and Parliament approved an action plan which promotes Open Standard and FOSS over proprietary format and software. Quoting Tom Albers:

From spring 2008 the central governement will make Open Standards mandatory for their IT. If not possible it has to be explained why it is not possible, including a time line to the standard. Closed standards will have to be phased out. Their will be a commission for people to complain to if the governement uses a closed standard where an open standard can do the trick as well.

Read more about this on opensourcelearning.info, Tom Albers' blog and KDE Developer's Journals.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

You write very well.