Massachusetts will begin using OpenDocument as the default document format later this year as planned, but it will be sticking with Microsoft Office in the near term, the state’s top technology executive said.
Answer to Titled Question: That depends on whether you were rooting for open XML standards or OO.o.
That said: Quick show of hands from those who were rooting for OO.o in which were not rooting for open XML standards as well…
Just as I thought,
Not a single hand was raised.
Congratulations to the folks at Oasis, Sun, other financial and moral supporters of ODF and OO.o, and (ironically?) Microsoft for each of your hard fought victories! I’d send my condolences for each of your losses as well, but I don’t believe that anything of current and/or future value, market and/or moral, has been lost by any of you.
At least that’s my opinion.
Oh, and one last thing of which I personally believe is most important,
To each of you who played a part in opening up each and every one of our ‘Document-Oriented‘ futures,