"Five library associations voiced their support for the use of
OpenDocument (ODF) in Massachusetts this week, sending a letter to
William Galvin, the Commonwealth's Secretary of State. In it, the
groups say the open source format is the best choice, as everyone
has access to its specifications.
"Secretary Galvin has publicly derided the plan, saying he has
'grave concerns' about switching to OpenDocument from Microsoft
Office. He also had been rumored to be pushing the various state
agencies to decline to participate..."