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September 25, 2005, 2:22 am
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just makes sense. It prevents vendor dependence (and vendor abuse) as well
as helps prevent interoperability problems.
"The bottom line is this: whose documents are they? Do the people of
Massachusetts have the right to control their own documents? Does a
governmental agency have the right to decide what software it wishes to
use, particularly if it believes it can save money? If it does, then all
the hue and cry is pointless. And the real issue, as Kriss pointed out, is
the issue of sovereignty, and the very important issues of access and
control not only now but also in the distant future."
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