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Support MA's move to OpenDocument

From: John Sullivan
Subject: Support MA's move to OpenDocument
Date: Tue, 06 Sep 2005 15:24:08 -0400
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Massachusetts has released a policy which is very supportive of the
free software community.

The policy commits them to storing data and conducting government
business in file formats that are free and open. We commend the
Commonwealth for moving in this direction.

Proprietary software companies who stand to lose from the policy have
been loudly complaining about it. Massachusetts will be reading e-mail
comments on the issue until September 9th, 2005. Please take a moment
to send them some positive feedback at <address@hidden>. Let
them know why you think free and open formats are a good idea. CC us
on the email at <address@hidden>. We'll post a selection of the
comments online.

Please see the HTML announcement at for links to the policy

John Sullivan
Program Administrator        | Phone: (617)542-5942 x23    
51 Franklin Street, 5th Fl.  | Fax:   (617)542-2652     
Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA    | GPG:   AE8600B6

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