In a statement on Monday, Peter Quinn, chief information
officer for Massachusetts, said that the state will support the newly
ratified Open Document Format for Office Applications, or OpenDocument,
as the standard for its office documents and not proprietary formats
such as Microsoft Office. Whoa! That is a gutsy statement
indeed. You can read more about it here.
Since MS Office is such a large part of the MS Enterprise licensing
agreement, I have a strong feeling that there will be more changing in
the State of Massachusetts IT environment than MS Office. If
Novell isn't camped out on the CIO's doorstop, they should be.
Personally I applaud this bold move. What do you think?