Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 4th Jan 2006 12:22 UTC, submitted by Andy Updegrove
Features, Office "Only a few blog entries ago it was my sad lot to report that Massachusetts CIO Peter Quinn had resigned, leaving the fate of his effort to mandate use of the OpenDocument format (ODF) hanging in the air. Tonight, I'm pleased to report, definitively (and exclusively), that the Massachusetts administration has confirmed that it will stand not only by open format standards in general (as earlier reported in the press), but behind ODF specifically as well."
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So what.
by dsmogor on Wed 4th Jan 2006 16:45 UTC
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I think that the mere inclusion of MSXML formats in the policy will kick ODF back to irrerelevance. Only enforcing it would make a difference by going strongly against market innertia. I don't know if MASS alone would be enough to create ecosystem around it but some hopes could be hold.
MSXML is still not enforceably free, it's still not approved in MAS though. I'll wait and see.

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