NY Asks For Comments On ODF vs. OOXML

Aron Schatz
December 19, 2007

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I fully support the move to ODF for all documents. I have already switched to that (or plain text) and everyone should do the same. Open formats are the way to go.


In its 2007 session, the New York State Legislature directed NYS Chief Information Officer/Director of the Office For Technology, Melodie Mayberry-Stewart, to gather stakeholder input regarding the mechanisms and processes for obtaining access to and reading electronic data so that such data can be created, maintained, exchanged, and preserved by the state in a manner that encourages appropriate government control, access, choice, interoperability, and vendor neutrality.

Vendor neutrality... Wow, that statement really knocks OOXML out.


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