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ConsortiumInfo: The State of Play on ODF in Massachusetts: Milestones, Due Dates and Status

Jan 26, 2006, 15:15 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"I've been gathering information from a variety of knowledgeable sources on the critical issues and milestones affecting the continuing implementation by the Massachusetts Information Technology Division (ITD) of its OpenDocument Format (ODF) policy. Here are the issues and milestones that I'll be watching, the state of play of each on as I understand it, and the approximate date to look for an announcement on each:

"Morrissey Amendment: On November 2, 2005, word reached the public that an amendment to an economic stimulus bill had been introduced by Senator Michael Morrissey in the Massachusetts Senate that would radically shift policy making power away from the ITD to a political task force. The text of that amendment was later modified somewhat, but the bill was not enacted into law before the legislature adjourned for the holidays..."

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