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BetaNews: Librarians Voice Support for OpenDoc

Dec 16, 2005, 22:00 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ed Oswald)

"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..."

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