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On 02/22/2011 06:42 PM, Ian Lynch wrote:

Could be good news for libreoffice?

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Open Government consciously includes Open Source as well as Open Standards and Open Data, and this is being driven directly from the top of the Coalition Government.

Open Standards and Open Data - does this mean open file formats in the standards and access to the data? If so, that leaves out MS's XML formats of the last few years. There is nothing "open" about that. Since, I have been told, that MS's "built-in support" for ODF does not produce a clean file that can be read and viewed properly by software outside of MS's control. This makes MS not a viable option for use of the open format standard that ODF is meant for. So that leaves MS out of the open standards and open data part of the "ruling", I hope.

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