Jones: Article on Proposal for Massachusetts to move to OpenDocument

“I just read this article today about Massachusetts wanting to
move away from closed formats and standardize on open formats
(OpenOffice’s XML and PDF). While it’s not mentioned in the
article, from what I’ve been told there is not yet a decision made,
rather a proposal brought forward and is under consideration.

“I think that a number of the points raised in the article are
really great. Moving to document formats that are open, documented,
and royalty-free is actually really valuable. I’ve been talking for
awhile now about the benefits people will get now that we are
moving to open XML formats in the next version of Office…”


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