March 25, 2007
Open document formats for Texas

Chip Rosenthal, who was one of the leading fighters against the anti-municipal wireless provisions of last session's telecom bill, writes about two proposals in the Lege to mandate that the state use an XML-based, open, non-proprietary format for its documents. This is a very reasonable idea, and given that basically all commercial software nowadays has this capability, one that shouldn't cause any heartburn. Chip has the details and the links to the relevant bills, which will get committee hearings this Tuesday the 26th. Check it out.

Posted by Charles Kuffner on March 25, 2007 to That's our Lege