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Jones: Article on Proposal for Massachusetts to move to OpenDocument

Sep 06, 2005, 02:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Jones)

"I just read this article today about Massachusetts wanting to move away from closed formats and standardize on open formats (OpenOffice's XML and PDF). While it's not mentioned in the article, from what I've been told there is not yet a decision made, rather a proposal brought forward and is under consideration.

"I think that a number of the points raised in the article are really great. Moving to document formats that are open, documented, and royalty-free is actually really valuable. I've been talking for awhile now about the benefits people will get now that we are moving to open XML formats in the next version of Office..."

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