Icelandic government will exchange to open source software
Iceland has put up five goals Why change to open source.
1. When purchasing new software, free and open-source software and
proprietary software are to be considered on an equal footing, with
the object of always selecting the most favourable purchase.
2. Every endeavour shall be made to choose software based on open
standards, regardless of whether the software in question is standard
or bespoke (custom-designed). Generally, software which is free for
anyone to use is also typified by open standards.
3. Public bodies shall endeavour to avoid any undue dependence on
particular software manufacturers or service providers. The utilisation
of free and open-source software is one means of this.
4. One goal for bespoke (custom-designed) software financed by public
bodies, including software for research and development projects,
should be its reusability. Keeping the software free and open-source
is one way to achieve reusability. Strategies shall be devised at the
outset of such projects for ensuring reuse of the software.
5. Students in Icelandic educational institutions shall be given the
opportunity of learning about and using free and open-source
software on a par with proprietary software.
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