On May 21st 2008, in the Dutch Royal Library in The Hague, the Digital Standards Organization adopted The Hague Declaration, which calls on all governments to :

  1. Procure only information technology that implements free and open standards;
  2. Deliver e-government services based exclusively on free and open standards;
  3. Use only free and open digital standards in their own activities.

I signed the declaration today, and I urge you to do the same.