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SearchOpenSource: Golden's Rules: The Real Story Behind the Massachusetts ODF Flap

Nov 12, 2005, 05:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bernard Golden)

"You've probably been exposed to the brouhaha going on regarding Massachusetts' decision to mandate use of the OpenDocument Format (ODF) as a file storage mechanism for documents created by all state agencies.

"Boiled down, the discussion goes something like this:

"Massachusetts has a responsibility to make its documents available to all interested parties. In addition, it must make them available for extended periods..."

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