Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 4th Jun 2006 12:49 UTC, submitted by dylansmrjones
In the News The Danish parliament has agreed to make the use of open standards mandatory in all government agencies. "Parliament directs the government to ensure that the use of information technology, including software, within public authorities is based upon open standards. No later than January 1st, 2008, the government should introduce and maintain a set of open standards that can serve as inspiration for other public authorities. Hereafter, open standards should be a part of the basis for public authorities' development and purchase of IT software, with the aim of furthering competition. The government should ensure that all digital information and data that public authorities exchange with citizens, corporations and institutions are available in formats based on open standards."
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RE: Things are getting better..
by Beta on Sun 4th Jun 2006 14:09 UTC in reply to "Things are getting better.."
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I was going to say "... so lets hope Microsoft's "Open"XML document formats don't get ratified, because that would still be a valid choice.", but then I noticed an important line from the linked page:

"freely implementable without economically, politically or legal limitations on implementation and use, and - standardized and maintained in an open forum (a so-called standards organisation) through an open process."

damn, that is good.

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