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When Standards Are Political — ODF (the Open Document Format)

When Standards Are Political — ODF (the Open Document Format) by James Love (October 21, 2006), Huffington Post.

James Love, Director of the Consumer Project on Technology, writes about open word-processing formats, why they are important for open exchange of information, interoperability, re-usability, preservability, and more. This article does an excellent job of explaining why this technical issue is an important policy issue. He compares and contrasts Microsoft’s “Open XML” with the truly open Open Document Format (ODF).

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