April 17, 2015

The Netherlands Wants to Have More Open Source and Less Vendor Dependency

Netherlands-Wants-to-Have-More-Open-SourThe Dutch Parliament has determined that vendor dependency is a much greater risk, and they have voted on a resolution that would encourage the government to also look at open standards in ICT procurement.

More and more governments are now looking to free themselves from vendor dependency, but what does that mean exactly? For example, when a government or the local administration decides to adopt, say, Microsoft products, they do more than just get some applications. At som... (read more)

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