[Linux-aus] Dutch government chooses an open standard: ODF

Peter Lieverdink peter at cc.com.au
Wed Dec 12 22:20:50 UTC 2007

The proposal passed the house of reps yesterday, fyi.

It includes a kind of ombudsman you can go to if an organisation isn't
releasing information you require in an open format.

A labour party member said: "I am extremely happy. And the biggest
recommendation of this plan is the storm of criticism microsoft has
tried to unleash."

... decent translations will surely be available later today :-)

Janet Hawtin wrote:
> Proposed legislation that would mandate the use of the Open Document
> Format (ODF) across the entire Dutch government has infuriated
> Microsoft. A group promoting open standards sees no threat, however,
> and has invited Microsoft to join its ranks.
> http://www.macworld.com/news/2007/12/10/dutch/index.php
> Bravo hey.
> Nice to see thinking around long term national interests.

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