Standards Are a Hot Topic Lately

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Jonathan Schwartz has frequently beaten the open standards drum, but this post is an especially good one. While he’s singing the praises of the ODF (big surprise), his points on open standards and the interoperability they deliver are relevant to the LSB and other open source standards. He says:

So now you know why the Open Document Format Alliance is important - in a democratic society, agencies, corporations or individuals that serve the public’s interest should be free to do so without burdening their constituents with an obligation to purchase one company’s product.

Last week, in fact, we spoke at the FOSE conference in Washington DC to a large audience of government members about the importance of open standards. If you’re a government employee in charge of technology purchasing and are interested in learning more about open standards, please contact us. We can help.