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BetaNews: Norway Looks to Open Source

Apr 07, 2006, 18:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Oswald)

"Norway said Friday that it plans to wean itself from dependence on large corporations like Microsoft by increasing the use of open source software within government agencies. The Norwegian government also plans to organize a panel of experts to set standards for access to public information and how operating systems can interoperate.

"The northern European country is not the first to move towards open source; Brazil, China, France, Germany, Japan, and South Korea already have plans in place to do the same..."

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