Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Dec 2006 17:42 UTC, submitted by patrik uytterhoeven
GNU, GPL, Open Source "In February 2003, the program 'Open Source and Open Source Software for the Dutch government' started, funded by the Dutch government. One of the main tasks was to make the government independent from single software suppliers, among which are Microsoft and SAP. After three years, the effort starts bearing fruit. Ten big municipalities - together 2.7 million inhabitants and including Amsterdam and The Hague - signed a manifest. I'll try to explain what's in the manifest, what that might mean for the future, and for the monopoly of Microsoft in the Dutch government."
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by robinh on Thu 28th Dec 2006 23:54 UTC
robinh
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2006-12-19

I would figure there to be some camaraderie amongst the Euro nations.

Perculiar that you'd think camaraderie implies loyalty to each others software products!

--robin

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by Gryzor on Fri 29th Dec 2006 14:25 in reply to "erm..."
Gryzor Member since:
2005-07-03

Perculiar that you'd think camaraderie implies loyalty to each others software products!

Especialy when the product in question is SAP...

;)

(edited to fix typo)

Edited 2006-12-29 14:25

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by Phloptical on Sat 30th Dec 2006 05:44 in reply to "erm..."
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

I just thought they'd be more inclined to use a solution from one of the Netherlands neighbors before sending cash to the Great Yankee Satan over here. If it's simply to find a decent OSS ERP solution, more power to them. Let us know if they find one.

If that's not the case, we'll gladly take their money. Just keep providing us with a safe haven for legal pot and prostitution.

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