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Danish Study Recommends Open Standards for EU and Govt.

The Danish government has wrapped up a two-year study of open source’s potential for the public sector, and has some pretty interesting things to say. The Board was particularly critical of closed, proprietary standards such as Microsoft’s Word format, arguing they go against the principles of e-government by requiring citizens to use particular software and reinforcing monopolies. Couldn’t agree more…
The Board recommended that the Danish government take an active role in promoting an open, XML-based alternative for file formats, either by switching to OpenOffice’s XML format or launching an EU-wide project to develop a new format.
I hope this wont be just talking but Danes will take action on this and hopefully whole EU.
Whole article at