Japan Chooses Truly Open Document Fomat (ODF)

The OpenDocument Format Alliance (ODF Alliance), the leading organization advocating for openness and accessibility to government documents and information, today congratulated Japan for adopting a policy under which government ministries and agencies will solicit bids from software vendors whose products support internationally recognized open standard.

Download the PDF here:http://www.odfalliance.org/press/Release20070710.pdfThis is a great announcement since I was a bit down since there has been recent announcements from Massachusetts accepting OOXML and many Linux Distribution like Xandros, TurboLinux, Linspire, and Novell signing deals with Microsoft on OOXML licensing.