Minnesota and Texas may become the next US states to adopt the OpenDocument Format as the required standard for their agencies, thanks to two state bills currently up for vote. The Minnesota Preservation of State Documents Act, if passed, would require that all documents ‘including text, spreadsheets and presentations’ of the state be created in ODF. The XML-based document format is a rival to Microsoft’s Office technology.
More US States Mull OpenDocument Move
Submitted by flanque 2007-02-11 Office 11 Comments
It only seems appropriate that an ISO certified standard file format be used by government. Lets hope these bills pass, forcing Microsoft to naively support ODF opening the office playing field for all users.