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New York Bill Would Require Study of Open Document Format



June 7, 2007 By

New York Assemblywoman RoAnn M. Destito yesterday introduced a bill that would require state government to study using open document formats within agencies. According to A08961: "The director shall study how electronic documents and the mechanisms and processes for obtaining access to and reading electronic data can be created, maintained, exchanged and preserved by the state in a manner that encourages appropriate government control, access, choice, interoperability and vendor neutrality. The study shall consider but not be limited to the policies of other states and nations, management guidelines for state archives as they pertain to electronic documents, public access, expected storage of electronic documents, costs of implementation and savings."


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   |    Commented June 8, 2007

Finally getting rid of PDFs used by most states. The citizens should not have to purchase a package costing over $100 just to fill and maintain government forms. RTF or XML or any other open format is well needed. Sorry Adobe, but your costly hold on the American Citizens will soon end.

   |    Commented June 8, 2007

Finally getting rid of PDFs used by most states. The citizens should not have to purchase a package costing over $100 just to fill and maintain government forms. RTF or XML or any other open format is well needed. Sorry Adobe, but your costly hold on the American Citizens will soon end.

   |    Commented June 8, 2007

Finally getting rid of PDFs used by most states. The citizens should not have to purchase a package costing over $100 just to fill and maintain government forms. RTF or XML or any other open format is well needed. Sorry Adobe, but your costly hold on the American Citizens will soon end.


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