"Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Boston, Massachusetts are half a
world apart in distance, but side by side in their commitment to
adopt ODF. There is an excellent Web site named Open Malaysia
http://www.openmalaysiablog.com/ that provides excellent and
ongoing coverage about ODF in that country and throughout the
Pacific Rim that you can visit to learn more.
"Sad to say, however, I am hearing from Malaysia that those who
are working to see ODF adopted as a Malaysian National Standard are
being confronted with the same tactics there that were so pervasive
here a year ago, including the dissemination of a great deal of
misinformation. I've been asked as a result to provide a recap of
the Massachusetts experience, focusing on whether it has succeeded
or failed, and on what the consequences have been for those in
government that have supported the effort along the way..."
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