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Norway to change all cash registers to Open Source

 
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Dutch_Master
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:16 pm    Post subject: Norway to change all cash registers to Open Source Reply with quote

It seems the Norwegians are planning to replace all cash registers in Norway with Open Source variants:
http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-enterprise/2013/01/another-reason-for-open-source-auditability

If only the Greeks* would do the same Rolling Eyes

*other nationalities available Wink
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Nuke
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"[The Norwegian government requires that] existing cash registers in the country thrown out and replaced with new ones"

Sounds over-dramatic. Why does the hardware need throwing out? It just needs to be re-programmed. (I have made that comment on Glyn Moody's blog)

Glyn is an OS advocate, but saying things like that does no good at all. He leaves an image of entire machines being ripped out of the wall and scrapped. Even if the Norwegian government "requires" it, he could have pointed out that it should be unneccessary. At the very most, only a processor card should need replacing; at the least just a software upgrade.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does that mean we can all contribute to the opening of these cash registers?
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