Massachusetts Stands Firm

According to the Globe, the Government of Massachusetts has asserted that the policy to move to ODF and the deadline to do it by the start of 2007 remain unchanged: [Thanks, Bob]

''We are moving steadily towards that deadline and we expect no changes in those rules," Fehrnstrom said. Under the Aug. 31 initiative, the state would require all documents produced by the state's executive branch to be stored in a new, universal computer format, called OpenDocument.

Some commentators have been tying to make it seem as if that's not the case, so it's great to have an official clarification. To be clear, Massachusetts are still planning to only allow vendors with bona fides open data format support to trade with them. Peter Quinn's legacy stands firm and fair, with all of us gaining equal access to the State.

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