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ConsortiumInfo: Mass. Municipalities to Have an Opportunity to Assess ODF

Mar 16, 2006, 01:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

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"One of the more bizarre, but less noticed threads in the OpenDocument Format (ODF) story in Massachusetts involves whether or not the many hundreds of municipalities in Massachusetts would be required to use software that supported ODF, or at least be able to work with documents created using such software when they interacted with State government.

"My choice of the word 'bizarre' is deliberate, and arises from two events. The first is that when the Information Technology Division (ITD) put forth the latest draft of its new version (3.0) of its Enterprise Technical Reference Model for final comment last August, one of the pieces of disinformation that was promoted by opponents of ODF was that all towns and cities in Massachusetts would be required to use software that supported ODF.."

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