Congratulations to Dutch Government: free and open source software preferred!

I was reading my feeds, when I saw in Planet KDE two posts about an action plan approved by the Dutch parliament:

From spring 2008 the central governement will make Open Standards mandatory for their IT. If not possible it has to be explained why it is not possible, including a time line to the standard.

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Using Open Source is not ‘mandatory’, but when a choice has to be made between closed source software and open source software which behaves equally, than the open source version should be choosen.

in Tom Albers’s blog

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