[Linux-aus] Australian Government Desktop Standard mandates OOXML??

David Lloyd lloy0076 at adam.com.au
Thu Jan 20 12:50:53 EST 2011


On 20/01/2011, at 11:36 AM, Terry Dawson wrote:

> ITWire reports that the Australian Department of Finance are intending to mandate OOXML as the document standard for whole of government.
> http://www.itnews.com.au/News/245276,australia-mandates-microsofts-open-office-xml.aspx
> That would be sad news.

Actually, if they didn't specify some encumbered, closed standard,
 I would worry that the Government (as a whole, not individuals working
within it) suddenly started to not waste money and make sense.


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