The minister of Labour and Government Administration in Norway, Victor D. Norman, is apparently tired of Microsoft’s dominance regarding state-funded computer solutions. He wants to encourage use of open source code in the government structure, both in national and regional perspective. Norman thinks the termination of the contract will result in cheaper and better quality solutions.
“We think this deal we have had with Microsoft has given the company monopoly, in a field where we need competition,” he said in a press conference.
A report is online, but it’s not in English. (Thanks to MacCentral reader Andreas Norbye for the heads-up on this one.)