__/ [ Erik Funkenbusch ] on Thursday 04 May 2006 08:17 \__
> The Commonwealth of MA is now asking third parties to create ODF filters
> for Microsoft Word. Apparently, they have come to realize that their users
> will toss THEM into the bay if they try to force them off of Office.
> Effectively, MA is admitting defeat in their OpenOffice conversion quest.
In other news, published today:
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| While Quinn?s move seemed revolutionary to many in the field, the fact
| is that smaller experiments have been taking place all over the country.
| In an informal survey at a session held last year by the National
| Association of State CIOs, nearly 60 percent of information officials in
| the room said open source was being used in at least a quarter of
| their operations. There were serious concerns about software support
| and knowledgeable staff. But when asked whether open source had fulfilled
| the goals and requirements of those who employed it, 81 percent of the
| CIOs said yes.
Back to your tent, E.