Iceland’s Strong Stand on Open Source and Open Standards

“The Prime Minister’s Office of the Government of Iceland has
released their policy on Free and Open Source Software. Reading it
shows that the policy is well though through. In the introduction
itself, the policy states that:

“‘Free and open-source software is expanding rapidly all over
the world, having already earned recognition as a realistic option
when selecting information technology solutions. Such software has
brought competition to a market previously dominated by a
relatively small number of suppliers. Rather than hindering this
trend, it is important for governmental authorities to support it
and allow for its continued development, since the use of free and
open-source software can reduce the ties of businesses, the
authorities and the public to individual suppliers or service
providers, thereby cultivating greater choice…'”