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Re: Netherlands adopts open-source software

"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> schreef in bericht news:2948915.8KEg6snSEx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
____/ Jim Relsh on Friday 14 December 2007 08:42 : \____

"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
____/ NoStop on Friday 14 December 2007 02:51 : \____

December 13, 2007 at 1:52 PM EST

AMSTERDAM - The Dutch government has set a soft deadline of April 2008
its agencies to start using open-source software - freely distributed
programs that anyone can modify - the Netherlands Economic Affairs
said Thursday.


I personally believe this isn't groundbreaking stuff. First off all, the
civil servants would be able to wiggle their way out of it by simply using the OOXML-to-ODF converter. In fact, this policy could even jump-start sales
of Office 2007 since the converter only works in Office 2007!

I'd be much more impressed if the Dutch government mandates that all
desktops switch over to Linux, maybe running some Windows program in a
virtual machine for the time being. That would *really* be earth-shattering news. So far there are very few mass-migrations in Western nations to Linux,
and that's disappointing.

What about the French and Italian government moving to Linux on the desktop and
the server (to give just a couple of recent examples)?

Nobody cares Roy, your a liar and plonked by *real* linux advocates!

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