"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..."