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September 21, 2005

Open Formats meeting with Massachusetts officials

On Friday, September 16, 2005, a meeting was held by the Mass Technology Leadership Council (an organization formed by a combination of the Massachusetts Software Council and the New England Business and Technology Association). The purpose of the meeting was to give feedback to the State of Massachusetts government on the latest draft iteration of their Enterprise Technical Reference Model, specifically the section on document formats.

The issue of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' choice of open document formats is of interest to many in the Open Source and Open Formats world, and relates to licensing, so I mention it here.

In attendance at the meeting were Massachusetts Secretary of Administration and Finance Eric Kriss and CIO of the Commonwealth Peter Quinn, as well as representatives from a wide variety of Council member software companies.

The meeting was recorded in its entirety by the Council and is available for download.

You will find a link to the recording on the Council's OSS SIG wiki on the "Open Format Meeting September 2005" page.

Posted by danb at 05:28 PM