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[News] The ODF Alliance Responds to Wins in Denmark, ODF a Matter of Equal Opportunities

  • Subject: [News] The ODF Alliance Responds to Wins in Denmark, ODF a Matter of Equal Opportunities
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 12 Feb 2010 23:03:48 +0000
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Denmark Opts for ODF

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| The ODF eAllianc today applauded the final 
| decision of the Danish Parliament requiring 
| the use of open standard document formats by 
| all central government bodies.


Proprietary File Formats conflict with Equal Opportunities

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| It is possible to get people to listen if you 
| want to instil Free Software principles, but 
| they have to have a "handle" against which 
| they are forced to act, within the 
| organisation that they work. Or, if they agree 
| with you in principle, but are otherwise hog-
| tied, they need that "handle" with which to 
| justify their actions to their superiors.
| Using the words "Discrimination" and "Equal 
| Opportunities" in the same sentence seems to 
| do the trick. 



Government Of Norway:Open Standards In Public Sectorâs Websites With Effect From 1 January 2010

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| Taking effect from 1 January 2010 the
| content of public sector's websites will be
| available in open formats. This new
| regulation will contribute to enhancing
| equal accessibility of users and suppliers
| to the information available on the
| websites of both central and local
| government.
| In the light of this initiative, the
| Minister of Government Administration and
| Reform, Ms. Rigmor Aasrud, assured that,
| with this new regulation, users or
| suppliers seeking for information in the
| public sector's websites will not be
| obliged to use a specific software anymore.
| This will help users to have equal access
| to public information, while establishing
| fairer competition conditions among
| software suppliers.


Denmark dumps Microsoft

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| As of April next year, Danish state office
| communication will be in the ODF format
| rather than Microsoftâs office format
| following a Parliamentary decision.
| After four years of discussion,
| Parliamentary parties have decided to use
| the Open Document Format in all exchanges
| of documents between official institutions.

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