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IDA: Switzerland Approves New Open Source Software Strategy

Mar 26, 2004, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"The IT Council of the Swiss Confederation adopted at the end of February 2004 version 1.0 of the Federal Administration's open source software (OSS) strategy, which, among other things, considers Linux as a future potential standard operating system for the desktop.

"Pointing out that the Swiss Federal Administration must base its software choices on grounds of interoperability and cost-effectiveness, and that open source software 'stimulates competition in the software sector,' the strategic paper defines three priorities for the Federal OSS strategy..."

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