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Subject: News Story on Open Document


Take note that the Wall Street Journal today on page B2 has a very nice 
story about the Open Document Alliance.

My only quibble with the article was that in a listing of some of the 
members of the Open Document Alliance it was preceded by:

"Several companies and organizations have formed an industry group to 
promote *non-Microsoft* technologies."

Actually that is not true. The industry group is trying to promote "open 
standard technologies." Microsoft is free to use it on a level playing 
field with everyone else.

In future news releases and presentations, I think it is worth noting 
that ODF isn't about being *non-Microsoft* but about following open 
standards that are developed in standards organizations that actively 
promote broad participation.

Open standards benefit vendors and users alike. From TCP/IP to wireless 
standards, open standards mean that software and devices simply work and 
cost less to develop and maintain. What is there to not like about open 

Hope everyone is looking forward to a great weekend!


PS: Thought for anyone on the Adoption TC. How about some PR about "Who 
is ODF?" and have ads that list all the organizations and individuals 
who have participated in ODF? Including KOffice, OpenOffice, etc. Makes 
a fairly impressive list of name and interests.

Q: Who is ODF? A: People just like you and organizations just like yours.

Patrick Durusau
Chair, V1 - Text Processing: Office and Publishing Systems Interface
Co-Editor, ISO 13250, Topic Maps -- Reference Model
Member, Text Encoding Initiative Board of Directors, 2003-2005

Topic Maps: Human, not artificial, intelligence at work! 

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