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CNET News: Norway, Opera at Open-Source Odds?

Jul 01, 2005, 00:15 (0 Talkback[s])
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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 policy..."

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