Slashdot: Australia Mandates Microsoft's Office Open XML
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Started by: ggiedkeggiedke
Date: 19 Jan 2011 12:53
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
The Australian Government has released a [...] policy that [...] mandates the ECMA-376 version of Microsoft's Office Open XML (OOXML) standard and productivity suites that can 'read and write' the .docx format, effectively locking the country's public servants into using Microsoft Office. The policy also appears to limit desktop operating systems to large, off-the-shelf commercial offerings at the expense of smaller distributions.
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