Dutch government hands over education's keys to Microsoft

Matthias Kirschner mk at fsfe.org
Mon Nov 7 09:52:33 UTC 2011

We started a campaign in the Netherlands:

  The Dutch government wants to tie the country's schools to a single
  software vendor for years to come. Dutch students using Free Software
  or devices without Silverlight-support will find themselves locked out
  of schools' online systems due to the use of proprietary technology
  and closed standards. Marja Bijsterveldt, the secretary of education,
  recently said that she is unwilling to enforce the Dutch government's
  own Open Standards policy on educational institutions. Instead, the
  government will accept long-term vendor lock-in of educational

Full PR: https://fsfe.org/news/2011/news-20111107-01.en.html
Campaign page: https://fsfe.org/campaigns/nledu/nledu.en.html


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