"This week found me in Austin, Texas for the Linux Foundation
Collaboration Summit (which was, incidentally, excellent), and
therefore able to spend Wednesday morning in a hearing room at the
State Capitol. That morning, the Government Reform Committee of the
Texas House of Representatives, chaired by representative William
'Bill' Callegari, was scheduled to hear testimony on electronic
document issues, and I had been asked to be on of the invited
experts to help put them in the picture.
"Texas, as you may recall, is one of six states in 2007 that
considered whether to take legislative action in connection with
open document standards. After hearings on the topic, the decision
was to commission further study rather than to act on the bill that
had been introduced..."