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Little Progress in States' ODF Considerations

Aug 08, 2007, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Hines)

"The debate over use of the open document format among U.S. states appears to have hit a wall as experts representing both sides of the issue offered few new insights into the subject at a meeting of the National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL). During a conference session in Boston on Monday, where the NCSL is holding its annual meetings, representatives supporting adoption of ODF--a non-proprietary electronic document file format--and those who oppose such efforts injected few new details or considerations into the ongoing discussion over whether or not states should adopt such a standard in the name of reducing their reliance on vendor-driven technologies..."

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