March 16, 2006

MA Munic. CIOs to Hear ODF Debate

Andy Updegrove writes "One of the more bizarre, but less noticed threads in the OpenDocument Format (ODF) story in Massachusetts involves whether or not the many hundreds of municipalities in Massachusetts would be required to use software that supported ODF, or at least be able to work with documents created using such software when they interacted with State government. Later this month, the Mass. Geovernment Systems Information Association will host Peter Quinn's successor, Louis Gutierrez, who is charged with implementing ODF, and lead ODF critic and Supervisor of Public Records Alan Cote, so that each can present their case."


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