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Free Software FSFE Open Standards

Free Software PDF-Campaign: It isn’t over until it is over

After FSFE decided to officially end the PDF-campaign, the situation in the Netherlands still asked for action.

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Free Software FSFE Open Standards Policy

Why we convinced a Dutch government agency to use an Open Document format

When it comes to the use of Open Document formats in the public administration of the Netherlands there is no law. There is the “apply or explain”-rule which among other things means that a public administration has to use Open Standards unless they specifically explain why they can’t. As this rule has no teeth, all you can do is to politely ask a civil servant to use Open Standards.

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Free Software Open Standards Personal technology Policy

Free Software and a pension fund

The pension fund I’m with requires proprietary flash software on it’s website. Members face the choice: install flash or be uninformed.