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Why Open Digital Standards Matter in Government

The full text of the essay I wrote for the O'Reilly Open Government book is finally online at Stop!Zona-M. In it I discuss what open file formats and other digital standards really mean for us, why they are often even more important than Free Software and why Government must lead the way when it comes to their adoption:
http://stop.zona-m.net/digiworld/why-open-digital-standards-matter-government

 

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