March 2, 2006 10:50 AM PST

Push to create OpenDocument standards

Alliance forms to battle the software threat to electronic access to government information and archives.
The New York Times

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"The OpenXML format is supported by Intel, Apple Computer, Toshiba, BP and the British Library, among others, Yates said. "

Outside of Apple, which one of these companies/entities make an application for reading electronic documents? Which is available to everyday consumers.
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Not, partisan? Yeah, right...
I smell a bunch of rats.
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The Opening Paragraph Of This Article....
... states with an high degree of limitation as follows; "With government records, reports and documents increasingly being created and stored in digital form, there is a software threat to electronic access to government information and archives.

The problem is that public information can be locked in proprietary software whose document formats become obsolete or cannot be read by people using software from another company"... as though the "Private" and "Co-Operative Sectors in other countries around the world does not constitute that much significant need for Open Electronic Document Access similar to that of Government when there appears to be millions of private banks, financial services institutions and othet companies with such needs!
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