Re: It's offical: Massachusetts goes with standards based office software

From: Imhotep (
Date: 09/26/05

Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2005 21:37:37 -0400

Imhotep wrote:

> The point of this article is simple. Going with standards based solutions
> just makes sense. It prevents vendor dependence (and vendor abuse) as well
> as helps prevent interoperability problems.
> "The bottom line is this: whose documents are they? Do the people of
> Massachusetts have the right to control their own documents? Does a
> governmental agency have the right to decide what software it wishes to
> use, particularly if it believes it can save money? If it does, then all
> the hue and cry is pointless. And the real issue, as Kriss pointed out, is
> the issue of sovereignty, and the very important issues of access and
> control not only now but also in the distant future."
> Imhotep

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