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

[ Thanks to Jason
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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