FOSS in Dutch government

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| There will be an office where people can complain if they cannot communicate
| with the government using open standards. So non-compliance of government
| agencies will be measured.
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http://www.kdedevelopers.org/node/3142


Related:

Dutch government threatens to sideline Microsoft

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| Proposed legislation that would mandate the use of the Open Document Format
| (ODF) across the entire Dutch government has infuriated Microsoft.
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| [...]
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| Microsoft Netherlands has engaged in fierce lobbying in an attempt to derail
| the plan. The company argues that the current definition is too narrow,
| specifically by mandating ODF rather than open standards in general *
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http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/12...ex.phpon-linux


Open source test successful

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| 28 September 2007 - A test with open source software has been successful and
| there are no technical impediments to introducing such software in the entire
| municipal organisation, Amsterdam announced this week at a meeting organised
| by the Ministry of the Interior. *
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http://www.nieuwsuitamsterdam.nl/Eng...ce_success.htm


Dutch politcal party's youth department switching to open source software

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| DWARS, the youth department of Dutch political party GroenLinks, wants open
| source software to be the standard for computers and internet.
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http://digg.com/linux_unix/Dutch_pol...ource_software


Decision on open source in December

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| If the outcome is positive, 10,000 municipality employees will change to open
| source software.
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http://www.nieuwsuitamsterdam.nl/Eng...pen_source.htm


Netherlands Picks ODF

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| Frank Heemskerk, Minister of Economic Affairs, announced today that ODF will
| be the standard for reading, publishing and the exchange of information for
| all governmental organisations. The deadline is January 2009. *
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http://gotze.eu/2007/09/netherlands-picks-odf.html


Russian Linux (ALTLinux) to be installed in every school in Russia

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| Russian OS is to be installed on every school computer in Russia by 2009.
| Furthermore, every pupil will get the opportunity to operate the applied
| software produced in Russia, Leonid Reiman, acting Minister of Communication
| stated at a press conference. According to Mr. Reiman, that might
| significantly reduce Russian dependence on foreign software. * *
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http://eng.cnews.ru/news/top/indexEn...%2F14%2F266177