LinuxPlanet: A New Dawn Rising For Open Documents?
Apr 02, 2007, 15:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"With the filing of a new bill in Oregon, five US states have
now taken legislative action around adopting open documents. Still,
government agencies in the US lag way behind those in Europe in
moving beyond Windows lock-in. In one big bright note, though, the
ODF (OpenDocuments Format) Alliance--a one-year-old organization
backed by Microsoft rivals such as IBM and Sun--seems to be
spurring a lot of positive change.
"So far, the government document landscape in the US has been
overwhelmingly dominated by three proprietary formats, acknowledged
Marino Marcich, managing director of the alliance, in an interview