How far open can you push?

How far open can you push?
Push to create OpenDocument standards: "With government records, reports and documents increasingly being created and stored in digital form, there is a software threat to electronic access to government information and archives.

The problem is that public information can be locked in proprietary software whose document formats become obsolete or cannot be read by people using software from another company.

To cope with the problem, 30 companies, trade groups, academic institutions and professional organizations are expected to announce on Friday the formation of the OpenDocument Format Alliance, which will promote the adoption of open technology standards by governments."

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