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Netherlands Adopts Open-Source Software

Dec 14, 2007, 13:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Toby Sterling)

"The Dutch government has set a soft deadline of April 2008 for its agencies to start using open-source software--freely distributed programs that anyone can modify--the Netherlands Economic Affairs Ministry said Thursday.

"Government organizations will still be able to use proprietary software and formats but will have to justify it under the new policy, ministry spokesman Edwin van Scherrenburg said..."

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