Category Archives: Open source and politics

Norway goes open!

Here’s some more good news on the open standards front: Norway mandates open formats. The article is by Arve Bersvendsen, a developer for Opera Software, and points to the original report (in Norwegian). The bottom line is that in Norway … Continue reading

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European politicians seem pretty smart…

Last year, it was French parliament switching to Linux. This year, the French picked Ubuntu as their Linux distro. And just this week, we discovered that the Italian parliament will migrate to Linux as well. Which distribution? According to the … Continue reading

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Red/Blue vs Windows/Linux?

Open source vs proprietary software is more than a business issue: it’s very much a political issue. Politicians who take campaign contributions from every other industry are just as happy to accept money from the software industry as well. Microsoft … Continue reading

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