06 February 2007

ODF Moves Up a Gear

Yesterday I posted a story about ODF on the Linux Journal blog. The basic gist is that things are really starting to come together for ODF and OpenOffice.org, and that for a variety of reasons, 2007 could see the long-awaited breakthrough into the mainstream for both.

As if to prove my point, I learn today that not one, but two US states are considering mandating ODF: Texas and Minnesota. Europe has been moving increasingly in this direction, so it's good to see the US doing the same now.

This is classic positive-feedback stuff: the more people that get behind it, the more people will see it as a safe option and do the same. (With thanks to Ari Fishkind.)

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