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Dutch Government Sets Date for Shift to Open Source

The Dutch government has set a soft deadline of April 2008 for its agencies to start using open-source software -- programs that anyone can modify and that work with a variety of technology - the Netherlands Economic Affairs Ministry said. Government organizations will still be able to use proprietary software and formats but will have to justify it under the new policy, ministry spokesman Edwin van Scherrenburg said.

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