UK government document standards

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Paul McKeown
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UK government document standards

Post by Paul McKeown » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:15 pm

Just spotted the following bit of news: UK makes ODF its official documents format standard.

The UK government has adopted the Open Document Format for all its sharable documents - that seems like progress.

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Re: UK government document standards

Post by MartinCarpenter » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:18 pm

Very healthy and sensible really. Vendor lock in of data is pretty well always exceedingly undesirable.

John McKenna
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Re: UK government document standards

Post by John McKenna » Sat Aug 02, 2014 12:24 am

Worth reading the various views in the (57) comments below the main article.

This was my favourite -

George Mitchell: "a format which endures through time"

Still hard to beat a clay tablet or a cave wall.

Rabid Howler Monkey
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To find a for(u)m that accommodates the mess, that is the task of the artist now. (Samuel Beckett)

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