UK government makes on open document standards

Posted by tuxchick on Jul 23, 2014 11:43 AM EDT; By Paul Brownell
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As previously reported on, the government of the United Kingdom forcefully signaled its intention earlier this year to mandate the adoption of compulsory document format standards in public administrations. The government's stated objective was to assure greater choice for both government and citizens and for public administrations to avoid being locked in to software “that is still provided by just a few large companies."

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