Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 31st Jan 2006 15:18 UTC, submitted by Andy Updegrove
Features, Office "In an important new development, the administration of Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has not only appointed a permanent replacement to State CIO Peter Quinn, but also dedicated the press release announcing that appointment to reconfirming its steadfast commitment to the implementation of the OASIS OpenDocument Format. The announcement that Louis Gutierrez would replace Quinn was made today by State Secretary of Administration and Finance Thomas Trimarco, the immediate supervisor of the State CIO. The appointment of Gutierrez will be effective on February 6, 2006."
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Ronald Vos
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2005-07-06

..in/for ODF compatible software, things look good for open standards adaption.

Edited 2006-01-31 15:47

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In other news
by Googlesaurus on Tue 31st Jan 2006 15:49 UTC
Googlesaurus
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2005-10-19

From news.com.com
"Romney will not run for re-election in Massachusetts and will step down at the end of this year. As the CIO position is an executive branch appointment, the incoming governor next year could name a new CIO."

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Not Important
by Smartpatrol on Tue 31st Jan 2006 17:58 UTC
Smartpatrol
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2005-07-06

last time i checked there were 50 states in the Union whether or not Massachusetts adopt ODF is of little significance. It woill most likely just cause problems between document transfers between states. In other words a larger program of adoption would be significant.

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RE: Not Important
by Googlesaurus on Tue 31st Jan 2006 22:08 UTC in reply to "Not Important"
Googlesaurus Member since:
2005-10-19

"It woill most likely just cause problems between document transfers between states. In other words a larger program of adoption would be significant."

Very big problems brewing with this whole idea.... Wait until the federal government and other states tell them they won't accept their documents submitted in ODF format.

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RE[2]: Not Important
by glarepate on Wed 1st Feb 2006 18:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Not Important"
glarepate Member since:
2006-01-04

Wait until the federal government and other states tell them they won't accept their documents submitted in ODF format.

I'm not sure that this is a problem. The ODF file format is for archiving data for the state executive branch. It isn't mandated that Massachussetts must send out documents to the feds or anyone else in a format that they won't accept.

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