[FSFE PR][EN] [Correction Reference 1] Dutch government hands over education's keys to Microsoft

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Mon Nov 7 11:02:13 CET 2011

Please accept our apologies. The correct link for reference [1] is:


> = Dutch government hands over education's keys to Microsoft =
> [Read online: http://fsfe.org/news/2011/news-20111107-01.en.html ]
> 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[1]. Instead, the
> government will accept long-term vendor lock-in of educational
> institutions.


> 1. http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/bestanden/documenten-en-publicaties/kamerstukken/2011/10/28/beantwoording-kamervragen-gebrek-open-standaarden-voortgezet-onderwijs/beantwoording-kamervragen-gebrek-open-standaarden-voortgezet-onderwijsdf

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