Texas: The Lone Star (Office) State
By barton808 on Apr 05, 2007
Following the lead of Massachusetts last year, the Texas State House and Senate are currently considering legislation to require all state agencies to move away from proprietary formats and use an open document format for electronic state documents. The main idea here is that if the format is open it helps ensure that access to these documents will be preserved going forward without having to be locked into a single application or vendor. This is a cause that Sun, along with the ODF alliance have been keen on advancing.
I was pretty excited to find out that I, a recent resident of the 28th state, was able to lend my support to the cause by sending a letter to my new state legislators asking them to support Bill SB446.
I now feel like a true Texan, fighting for our state's software freedom. Giddy Yup! :-)
Pau for now...