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July 24, 2014  11:12 AM

Congratulations to GDS on open document formats – but will Microsoft resort to litigation?

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Cabinet office, GDS, Microsoft, ODF, office, OOXML

Back in February, when the UK government's consultation on the use of open document formats closed, I described the decision to be made by the Cabinet Office as

February 27, 2014  11:03 AM

Now comes the acid test for the government’s open standards policy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, ODF, OOXML

The UK government's consultation on the use of open document formats has closed*, and we now wait for the acid test of the Cabinet Office commitment to open standards.

The outcome of this process will determine the government's ability to break its lock-in to proprietary software for...


February 24, 2014  11:16 AM

Thanks Microsoft – we now know that everybody prefers ODF to OOXML for government document standards

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Government IT, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, ODF, OOXML

Microsoft's call to its friends in the software community to contribute to the government's consultation on open document formats seems to have worked.

Although,...


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