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ConsortiumInfo: John Bonifaz, ODF and the 2006 Election

Mar 18, 2006, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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"It has frequently been observed that the clock of administration support for ODF may be ticking down in Massachusetts. After all, Governor Mitt Romney, who recommitted decisively to continue support for ODF following the resignation of State CIO Peter Quinn, announced that he will not seek reelection in November of this year. On the other hand, Secretary of State William Francis Galvin, an announced opponent of ODF, has stated that he will run for reelection--and believes that he should have a strong say on the subject of IT policy as it relates to document retention.

"What will that mean for ODF, especially if accessibility issues for the disabled delay the January 1, 2007 effective date for ODF implementation...?"

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