Boston Globe: ODF In Mass. Now
According to the Boston Globe newspaper, the state of Massachusetts has already begun its full-scale deployment of OpenDocument Format (OASIS ODF, ISO 26300) in executive agencies. While I certainly applaud this, if indeed it is true, I was under the impression that Massachusetts is doing some pilot programs now, with full deployment set for this Summer, after some updates to ODF and supporting applications, plus the expected delivery of the DaVinci plugin with full functionality.
I left a comment for Sam Hiser at PlexNex about this. Perhaps he will have more information on this.
In other news regarding open standards, open source, and just general openness, Minnesota is still working on its bills HF0176 and SF0131 to enforce open standard file formats for office applications. If anyone reading this is in Minnesota, I would appreciate regular updates on the situation. EWeek recommends a couple of Linux distributions as alternatives for Windows Vista.