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Microsoft Drops the Big One on ODF (Day II)

OpenDocument and OOXMLThe dust hasn't settled yet, but more of Microsoft's strategy is becoming clear. Here is a comprehensive review of what's become available so far.
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Is China More Progressive Than Massachusetts?

OpenDocument and OOXMLChina's Open Source Software Promotion Union says that it will be introducing "its own Linux standard" next year - and the association representing traditional software vendors in China doesn't like it. Only in the Massachusetts government are people still thinking that way today in these parts.
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Microsoft Drops the Other Open Format Shoe

OpenDocument and OOXMLEver since I interviewed Microsoft's Alan Yates back in September in connection with the Massachusetts/ODF story I've been wondering what Microsoft's strategy has been to fend off the challenge to Microsoft Office that the OASIS format standard presented. Today we found out.
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What Happened to Open Source at Tunis?

WSIS/Internet Governance19,000 people went to Tunis to figure out how to bridge the Digital Divide between the first and the third world. How could the hundreds of press representatives there have found virtually nothing about open source worth reporting?
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Spin Sets in on Internet Governance Compromise

WSIS/Internet GovernanceIn the run up to the Tunis Summit, someone blinked on the face-off over Internet governance. The questions is, who - the U.S.? The opposition? Or maybe both? For now, its all spin.
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Linda Hamel Files the ITD's Brief on ODF

OpenDocument and OOXMLLinda Hamel, the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Information Technology Division (ITD) has filed her brief in support of the ITD's ODF policy. Here it is.
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Accessibility and ODF

OpenDocument and OOXMLSun Architect Peter Korn has prepared what Tim Bray terms a "massive piece" evaluating the issues, progress todate, and how it will all play in Massachusetts.
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A Nasty Little Turf Battle (Massachusetts Style)

OpenDocument and OOXMLODF today became just a political football on Beacon Hill. The original amendment intended to strip Peter Quinn and the ITD of IT policy power has now turned into an amendment to give the Secretary of the Commonwealth IT control of every agency, department -- and municipality -- in Massachusetts.
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ODF Notes and Reports from All Over (Installment III)

OpenDocument and OOXMLToday's update includes access to a verbatim transcript of the October 31 hearing, notes from the Technical breakout group at the Armonk meeting, and more.
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ODF Update: What Will Happen Next on Beacon Hill and When

OpenDocument and OOXMLIt's been difficult trying to follow what's been going on in Massachusetts regarding the progress of the amendment intended to deprive the Information Technology Division of its ability to set standards policies (or do determine much of anything else). Here's an update.