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Dutch Open Source Vote Could Sideline Microsoft

Dec 10, 2007, 17:30 (18 Talkback[s])

"The Dutch parliament is set to discuss a plan to mandate use of the Open Document Format at government agencies, a move which observers have said could infuriate Microsoft.

"The proposal, to be heard on Wednesday, is part of a wider plan to increase the sustainability of information and innovation, while lowering costs through the reuse of data. Implementing the plan is expected to cost €8.45m (£6.08m [US$12.4m]) between 2008 and 2011..."

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