OpenDocuments in MA

OpenDocuments is becoming a serious topic now, as MA is moving to OpenDocuments, Microsoft has been triying to backpedal the decision and will spend all their resources triying to do it.

This has escalated to a degree that now is going in a public hearing. The mayority of the people have serious misconception between applications and standard. is definetly the mayor representative of OpenDocuments, however is not the only one. The push to implement more editors that support opendocuments is a serious way to ensure that the applications can talk to each other.

Now the MA is moving to open standards some people think they have to change applications generating many expenses. Even if this might be true, is also true that at the same time they will save an equal ammount of money on upgrading their systems.

I am now listening to the recordings of this hearing.