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ConsortiumInfo: Peter Quinn Returns to Private Sector

Apr 22, 2006, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"Like many that have followed the OpenDocument Format story in Massachusetts, I've wondered what former State CIO Peter Quinn would eventually decide to do after announcing his resignation late last year. Since then, he's engaged in a whirlwind public speaking tour that has taken him throughout Europe and as far away as Australia. While doing so, he's told the story of what befell him in Massachusetts, and promoted open standards and open source software.

"While catching up on my Google Alerts just now, I finally stumbled on the answer in the closing paragraphs of a long article at InformationWeek.com. That article was called Lightning Rod no Longer, and focused on corporate ethics, using Peter as an example of someone who didn't take favors from vendors, but got pilloried anyway..."

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