“In a well-orchestrated PR bliltz, 36 Companies, associations, and end-users today announced the formation of the ODF Alliance. The ODF Alliance was first proposed by IBM at meeting of key players and others held at an IBM facility in Armonk on November 4 of last year, and has now been brought into existence under the wing of the Software and Information Industry Association.”
ODF Alliance Formed to Push ODF Adoption by Governments
Submitted by Andy Updegrove 2006-03-03 Office 7 Comments
It is great to see this level of support behind ODF. With reputable companies such as IBM and Novell pushing forward on this issues it will be more difficult for governments to look the other way.
I hope that the group is successful in increasing uptake of the format. I think that it is important that we move towards open standards, especially for critical information such as government documents.
The Information Age is not much of one if we can’t access information.