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Subject: RE: [opendocument-users] Open Government Dialogue on Document Formats

Wow, that was issued in 1998.

So maybe what is needed is for A-119 to be honored pro-actively?  

The OASIS ODF Interoperability and Conformance (OIC) TC has a member from
the US Department of Defense.  I am not aware of any ODF TC or ODF Adoption
TC member that is participating from a Federal agency. 

I do think that the definition of voluntary consensus standards and
voluntary consensus standard organizations should be sufficient for what we
lately refer to as open standards and open formats, especially when
specifications accompanied by non-assert agreements with regard to any
applicable patents.

 - Dennis

PS: I would think that the Federal CIO and/or the CIO Council could take a
role here.

Dennis E. Hamilton
NuovoDoc: Design for Document System Interoperability 
mailto:Dennis.Hamilton@acm.org | gsm:+1-206.779.9430 
http://NuovoDoc.com http://ODMA.info/dev/ http://nfoWorks.org 

-----Original Message-----
From: Bryce L Nordgren [mailto:bnordgren@fs.fed.us] 
Sent: Monday, June 01, 2009 16:13
To: dennis.hamilton@acm.org
Cc: 'Patrick Gannon'; opendocument-users@lists.oasis-open.org
Subject: RE: [opendocument-users] Open Government Dialogue on Document

See OMB circular A-119.


Although this refers to use in "procurement and regulatory" activities, 
certain geospatial agencies use this directive to justify participation in 
ISO TC/211 for the development of the ISO 19100 series of voluntary 
consensus standards, and subsequently advocating the adoption thereof. The 
geospatial app domain is highly analgous to the office app domain, in that 
there is only one major commercial player and information is beginning to 
transition from proprietary storage/transaction formats to open ones.

Now if only we had a gov't agency for office documents... :) 


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