Iceland’s government is accelerating its move to open source at the expense of proprietary software from the likes of Microsoft and Oracle.
The government has launched a one-year migration project moving public institutions to open-source software and is working on a call for a tender to buy services based on free and open-source software.
The plan is for the project to create a common infrastructure for migration where public administrators will document the level of maturity of open-source alternatives to proprietary software used in their departments.
A group of unnamed specialists has been formed to monitor the project to prevent failures. Read more...