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Microsoft, where did you get those data about ODF?

Mar 22, 2010, 15:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

[ Thanks to M. Fioretti for this link. ]

"Since I regularly follow these themes, in September 2009 I received this request from outside Italy:

"I have read in a report that: "According to Microsoft Italian regional authorities have examined ODF, but proposal for adopting ODF as the mandatory standard have been rejected" (translated by the sender of the message). This fact probably comes from this Microsoft paper. And we are trying to fact check it... can you help?

"Back then I knew, just as I know today, that there is no law or regulation in Italy, not even at the city level, that mandates ODF as the only accepted format for office documents, regardless of the context. What I did come across in the last year, instead, were cases where nobody seemed to know about ODF or law proposals that, albeit unvoluntarily, may make the situation even worse. However, I did not remember ever reading about proposals of that kind."

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