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ConsortiumInfo: The Happy State of (ODF Implementation in) Massachusetts

Nov 20, 2006, 18:15 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Boston, Massachusetts are half a world apart in distance, but side by side in their commitment to adopt ODF. There is an excellent Web site named Open Malaysia that provides excellent and ongoing coverage about ODF in that country and throughout the Pacific Rim that you can visit to learn more.

"Sad to say, however, I am hearing from Malaysia that those who are working to see ODF adopted as a Malaysian National Standard are being confronted with the same tactics there that were so pervasive here a year ago, including the dissemination of a great deal of misinformation. I've been asked as a result to provide a recap of the Massachusetts experience, focusing on whether it has succeeded or failed, and on what the consequences have been for those in government that have supported the effort along the way..."

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