1st Asian Nation to Adopt Open Software Standards
Jul 13, 2007, 20:15 (4 Talkback[s])
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"Japan has adopted a policy under which government ministries
and agencies will solicit bids from software vendors whose products
support internationally recognized open standards and thus becomes
the first country in Asia to embrace the open software Standards,
The OpenDocument Format Alliance says...
"'By giving preference to open software formats such as ODF, it
is saying that information should be competitively priced,
innovative, and easily available to the widest range of people, now
and in the future. We hail Japan for its diligence and vision,'
congratulates Marino Marcich, ODF alliance Managing