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

Discussion in 'Computer Security' started by Imhotep, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. Imhotep

    Imhotep Guest

    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."

    http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20050923142231938

    Imhotep
    Imhotep, Sep 25, 2005
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  2. Imhotep

    Imhotep Guest

    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."
    >
    > http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20050923142231938
    >
    > Imhotep


    A open letter from kde to Microsoft over the issue of Massachusetts ditching
    MS Office...

    http://dot.kde.org/1127515635/

    Im
    Imhotep, Sep 26, 2005
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