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ITWorld.com: Open-source fans welcome French government move

Nov 28, 2001, 06:54 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Rick Perera)

[ Thanks to Jason Greenwood for this link. ]

"European open-source enthusiasts are welcoming moves by French officials to encourage the use of open standards and open-source software in electronic-government applications.

'Many countries do open source, but only France has issued a government order which says that we should implement open source whenever possible,' said spokesman Jean-Paul Smets of the EuroLinux Alliance, a group that boosts open source and the Linux operating system. 'What is going to be compulsory is the open standards, and open source is going to be a recommendation.'"

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