"For the moment, I will ignore the false statement of some that
specifying ODT requires one to run OpenOffice. In fact, there are
many products which already do so, including Koffice, AbiWord.
Anyone that wishes to can produce OpenDocument compatible software,
including proprietary software vendors, such as Corel, who have
chosen to do so. Microsoft alone insists not that it is unable to
do this, but rather that it is unwilling, and it alone demands the
state choose its products and its document format instead. In doing
so, it is requesting that the state join with it in an illegal
"The principle complaint that some have used is trying to claim
that ODT cannot meet state mandates for blind accessibility..."
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