Friday, September 23, 2005

Massachusetts moves ahead sans Microsoft | CNET

"The move to adopt OpenDocument shuts Microsoft out of the state's procurement process because the software giant, which dominates the office application market, has said it does not intend to support the OpenDocument format."

Open Standards - Information Technology Division

Bravo to the state of Massachusetts for doing the right thing. There isn't MUCH to commend the state from my point of view, but this is certainly one major good thing. I hope more states, and the Federal Government follows their lead in demanding open formats or nothing at all from software vendors.

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