Massachusetts Backs OpenDoc XML as Office Standard

Groklaw is reporting a potential strong win for open standards over proprietary document formats, Massachusetts has decided to back OpenDoc XML as the state-wide standard that their office applications must support in their latest draft!

If this is put into practice this is likely to be a very significant move as there will be a considerable knock-on effect for those who deal with the state government there.

They’re asking for comments and I ask folks who support this move to write with the reasons why they feel this is a good move.