CNET News: Norway, Opera at Open-Source Odds?
Jul 01, 2005, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Festa)
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"Norway made a bold statement against Microsoft this week
without naming the company when the country's minister for
modernization, Morton Andreas Meyer, pledged (according to one blog
and subsequent news reports) that 'proprietary formats will no
longer be acceptable in communication between citizens and
government.' For example, Norway will be reconsidering its use of
the 'spreadsheet almost everyone uses.'
"Since Norway is famous in software circles for second-tier
browser provider Opera, one Opera antagonist in the open source
community seized on the announcement to tweak the Oslo company for
its prospects selling proprietary software under the new