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The Hungarian government has mandated the use of open standards in its departments in a move to help "foster" competition in the software market. The Open Standards Alliance said that the Hungarian Parliament amended Act LX of 2009 on electronic public services last week. It issued a 10-point amendment that makes the use of …


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  1. Tim Parker

    Competition ?

    ..perhaps i'm not reading the innuendo sub-title correctly but what link is there between open *standards* and lack of competition ?... - it's rather the opposite IME. Open *source* and competition is a somewhat different matter... but that isn't what was reported in the head-liner.

  2. JohnA 1

    Open Standards != Open Source


  3. Big-nosed Pengie


    Why is it always the funny foreign countries that make the sensible decisions?

  4. Mark 65

    Open standards

    So they'll be using Office 2007 then?

    1. Anonymous Coward

      what open standard?

      Not until MS patch Office 97 to comply to an open standard, or get the standard amended so that it allows files produced by Office 97.

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