The Swedish National Police Move to an Open Source Infrastructure With MySQL
Enterprise Unlimited

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| Swedish National Police is implementing an enterprise-wide project for
| building all future IT systems on an open source software ("OSS")
| infrastructure based upon Linux, MySQL and JBoss. Several existing systems
| are currently being migrated and all future projects will be developed on
| this OSS foundation.
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http://www.prweb.com/releases/2007/10/prweb557725.htm

The locals are very pleased.

Swedish police saves 400 cars by using MySQL

http://theworldofapenguin.blogspot.c...-by-using.html


Recent:

Red Hat scores Swedish pharmacy contract

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| Apoteket, the pharmacy network, will convert to Red Hat Enterprise Linux
| running on Intel hardware, Red Hat said. Financial terms of the deal were not
| disclosed. *
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http://biz.yahoo.com/bizj/070918/1522057.html?.v=1


The Swedish OOXML vote has been declared invalid!

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| The swedish working group at SIS, Swedish Standards Institute, Document
| description languages SIS/TK 321/AG 17, decided in a vote on August 27, 2007,
| to vote yes to making Office Open XML an ISO standard. Today, the board of
| SIS decided to invalidate the vote.
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http://www.os2world.com/content/view/14874/2/


OOXML approval system open to abuse

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| Whether or not OOXML is a good candidate for an open standard is beside the
| point: there is prima facie evidence of voting in bad faith, without proper
| consideration of all the aspects of the proposal.
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http://news.zdnet.co.uk/leader/0,100...965,00.htm?r=1


Microsoft managed to buy the vote of Sweden in ISO?

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| When a friend of mine arrived, it was clear that it all was stuffing going on
| from Microsoft side. All Microsoft partners in Sweden was at that meeting.
| People against OOXML got an offer to leave the meeting without paying the fee
| (not becoming a member). Everyone left, including IBM that thought it all was
| a farse.
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http://stupid.domain.name/node/382


Microsoft managed to buy the vote of Sweden in ISO?

,----[ Quote ]
| When a friend of mine arrived, it was clear that it all was stuffing going on
| from Microsoft side. All Microsoft partners in Sweden was at that meeting.
| People against OOXML got an offer to leave the meeting without paying the fee
| (not becoming a member). Everyone left, including IBM that thought it all was
| a farse. * *
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http://stupid.domain.name/node/382


Related:

A Virtual Open Source Center to Nordic Countries

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| The initiative was confirmed during the Norwegian IT-minister Heidi
| Grande Roys' visit in Finland. The leader of COSS, Petri Rasanen,
| stated that the steady operation of COSS is a good base to build
| the international collaboration on, and for example the web site
| of the new center will be based on the COSS portal.
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http://www.swbusiness.fi/portal/news...news/?id=18528