A 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.