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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

A National Campaign for Open Standards

My last blog entry highlighted a call to arms -- or open technologies -- for governments by Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu's founder.

And now, almost on cue, I find a government that has stepped up in a big way. Thailand. The Thai government, led by its National Electronics and Computer Technology Center (NECTEC), has launched a national campaign to promote open standards and open ICT ecosystems.

Thailand is serious about open technologies. They have established an inter-agency Working Group to coordinate its efforts nationally.

As I blogged earlier here, there is similar political movement afoot in Europe at the national level, notably by Denmark and Norway.

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