UK Cabinet Office Signals Move Towards Open Source Office Suites

Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jan 30, 2014 10:26 PM EDT Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove
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It was ten years ago that the CIO of Massachusetts rattled the desktop world by endorsing ODF. Now its the UK Cabinet Office's turn

In 2004, Peter Quinn, MA CIO, announced that the Executive Agencies of the Commonwealth would henceforth license only office suite software that complied with the OpenDocument Format (ODF) – which Microsoft Office did not. Yesterday, the UK Cabinet Office blew life back into the embers left behind by what went on to became one of the most epic standards wars in history. Frances Maude, a senior UK government minister stated that the UK government must free itself from control by the “tiny oligopoly” of software vendors that dominates the marketplace. The way to achieve that end, he explained, would be through mandatory compliance by vendors with specific standards...

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