Friday, September 30, 2005

Massachusetts moves ahead sans Microsoft | CNET

Five years ago I had a platform plank that called for actions like this. The movement is now, finally, taking root in the US in other states with better awareness of technology policy.

At times, it can be hard to show what isn't there. No Microsoft to oil the palm.
Massachusetts moves ahead sans Microsoft | CNET Massachusetts has finalized its decision to standardize desktop applications on OpenDocument, a format not supported by Microsoft Office.
The state on Wednesday posted the final version of its Enterprise Technical Reference Model, which mandates new document formats for office productivity applications.
As it proposed late last month before a comment period, Massachusetts has decided to use only products that conform to the Open Document Format for Office Applications, or OpenDocument, which is developed by the standards body OASIS.

Thanks for the tip, Amos_thePokerCat.

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