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Computerworld: California May Join Rush of States Toward ODF

Feb 28, 2007, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Lai)

"A California legislator last Friday introduced a bill that would mandate the use of open, XML-based document file formats by the state government starting next January, the third such state-level legislation to be introduced this month.

"The bill, officially known as AB 1668, would require state agencies to 'create, exchange and preserve all documents, as specified, and to start to become equipped to receive any document in an open, XML-based file format.' The measure would also require the California Department of Technology Services (DTS) to evaluate all qualifying file formats and develop usage guidelines for agencies to follow..."

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