Norway to change all cash registers to Open Source

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Norway to change all cash registers to Open Source

Postby Dutch_Master » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:16 pm

It seems the Norwegians are planning to replace all cash registers in Norway with Open Source variants:
http://blogs.computerworlduk.com/open-e ... ditability

If only the Greeks* would do the same :roll:

*other nationalities available ;)
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Postby Nuke » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:48 am

"[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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Postby flashman_andy » Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:40 pm

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