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Open Source Tour of Europe: [Croatia and The Netherlands]

Jun 25, 2008, 10:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matthew Aslett)

Open Source Tour of Europe: Croatia

"When it comes to open source adoption, Croatia is also building for the future based on a policy designed to limit its reliance on software vendors and boost the local IT industry.

"Croatia's functionally-titled Open Source Software Policy was adopted in July 2006 and published along with guidelines for developing and using open source software in the government institutions..."

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Open Source Tour of Europe: The Netherlands

"In 2003 the Dutch parliament adopted a plan that would see open standards used exclusively from 2006 and called for the government to promote open source software in the public sector. Adoption of open standards was not approved until 2007 (see below) but the OSOSS (open source as a part of the software strategy) program was created to help stimulate the use of open standards and provide information on open source software.

"Among the initiatives have been a prize for the most practical and innovative use of open source software and open standards in the public sector (won by the Union of Water Boards and the Board for Zeeland-Flanders in 2004 and the municipality of Den Haag in 2005) and an open source repository for the public sector..."

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