I'm happy to exclusively report that the senior administration official in charge of the Information Technology Division has confirmed that the deployment of OpenDocument will go forward.
As Peter Quinn steps out of the spotlight, we owe him our thanks. And we should have respect for his privacy.
Out of a hundred "me too" articles is one that has something new and important to say
It's been 24 hours since I first reported that Peter Quinn had resigned as the CIO of Massachusetts. In this entry, I pull together all of the additional information of note that has appeared on line thus far, including further details regarding why Quinn resigned, an official statement regarding what Massachusetts will do next regarding ODF, and the first report from the Boston Globe. I also follow the bread crumbs that show how news travels from the Blogosphere to the traditional media when a story breaks - in a word, it travels "slowly".
I'm very sorry to report that Peter Quinn, the CIO of Massachusetts who has been at the center of a controversy relating to his efforts at the Information Technology Division (ITD) to adopt the OpenDocument format for the use of the Commonwealth's Executive Agencies, has resigned [Updated 12.28.05]
Fans of R. Crumb will remember Mr. Natural and his words to live by: Always use the right tool for the job. It's a good thing to keep in mind when you compare ODF and XMLRS
In an ideal world, the answer would be "yes." Around these parts, though, the answer depends on the type of standard, time and circumstances, and your views on economic theory.
There was a lot of talking in the Massachusetts Senate Reading Room yesterday at the ODF/XML Open Format. And even some news
I'm currently at the Open Forum at the Mass. State House, and will report in real-time as the meeting proceeds
Microsoft has posted a Q&A that is mostly reassuring, and partly flagrant FUD