Your Mail: Open Debate About OpenDocument

Posted by tadelste on Oct 13, 2005 6:09 AM EDT
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James Prendergast's column, Massachusetts Should Close Down OpenDocument, touched a nerve among's tech savvy readers and ignited a heated response. Lxer's contributing editor Don Parris of the The Freely Project (USA) worked persistently to get these views aired.

For example: Massachusetts' argument was simple: they didn't want their public documents at the mercy of one vendor's (Microsoft) planned obsolescence. Try reading an Office '95 file with Office 2003; it doesn't work so well. Their upcoming release requires re-formatting all your existing documents to their new standard.

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