“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.”
MA Secretary Trimarco Confirms Administration Support for ODF
Submitted by Andy Updegrove 2006-01-04 Office 5 Comments
Still a battle ahead ! but with commitment and honesty open standards may still win out in MA.
It’s still a shame that some journalists (who were forced to resign) pushed their own propoganda and lies causing Mr. Quinn to resign. I see MS bullying Mass. about a decision to support ODF as an equivalent to terrorists threatening to blow something up. If you give in to them, you only encourage them.
Let this be a lesson to Microsoft that even though you have market domination, you aren’t the best choice out there and some people will make sure you know of that.