Icelandic government makes a push for open-source software

Apr 3, 2012

"The Icelandic government has launched a project to get all public institutions using free and open-source software. This means switching from Windows to Linux, and ditching Oracle and Word in favour of open-source alternatives."

"The country's media commission has moved from Windows to Fedora, the Icelandic Arts Centre changed to Ubuntu and the Soil Conservation Service now uses open communications platform Asterisk. But now, a 12-month project has launched to get the biggest public institutions in Iceland -- all the ministries, the city of Reykjavik and the National Hospital -- on open-source, and help ease the migration process for others."