Dutch government hands over education's keys to Microsoft

Sam Liddicott sam at liddicott.com
Mon Nov 7 11:40:02 UTC 2011

ask her why they accepted the post if they are unwilling to fulfil it.
Publicly invite the resignation or to give back half the salary as they are
unable to perform the duties.


On Mon, Nov 7, 2011 at 9:52 AM, Matthias Kirschner <mk at fsfe.org> wrote:

> 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
>  institutions.
> Full PR: https://fsfe.org/news/2011/news-20111107-01.en.html
> Campaign page: https://fsfe.org/campaigns/nledu/nledu.en.html
> Regards,
> Matthias
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