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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Something Open in the State of Denmark

An open standards conference was held at the Danish Parliament on Friday, January 13th. But there was nothing unlucky about the day. Indeed, there is definitely a movement afoot for openness in Denmark.

Open standards have become a serious political issue. One Danish MP, Morten Helveg Petersen, has introduced a draft motion in Parliament (english translation available here) calling for open standards to be required by the Danish government. The buzz at the conference included an expectation that open standards might soon be made public policy by the City of Copenhagen as well as Norway, the neighbor to the north.

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