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IDA: Dutch Prize Awarded for "Most Open Government"

Nov 14, 2004, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Today, at the Dutch Government's OSOSS Symposium held in Rotterdam with over 500 participants, a prize was awarded on behalf of the Dutch Minister of the Interior Thom de Graaf to the most 'open' government organisation in the Netherlands. This award, for the most practical and innovative use of open source software and open standards in the public sector, was awarded jointly to the Unie van Waterschappen (Union of Water Boards) and the Waterschap Zeeuwse-Vlaanderen (Water Board for Zeeland-Flanders).

"The prize--a trip for two to the Open Source Conference held in Malaga in 2005--was given on the Minister's behalf by Dr H J M van Zon, Director of the Innovation and Public Sector Information Policy Department at the Ministry of the Interior..."

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