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At the Texas Hearing on Electronic Documents

Apr 11, 2008, 16:30 (16 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"This week found me in Austin, Texas for the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit (which was, incidentally, excellent), and therefore able to spend Wednesday morning in a hearing room at the State Capitol. That morning, the Government Reform Committee of the Texas House of Representatives, chaired by representative William 'Bill' Callegari, was scheduled to hear testimony on electronic document issues, and I had been asked to be on of the invited experts to help put them in the picture.

"Texas, as you may recall, is one of six states in 2007 that considered whether to take legislative action in connection with open document standards. After hearings on the topic, the decision was to commission further study rather than to act on the bill that had been introduced..."

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