The Importance of Open Document Formats
April 18, 2005 Leave a comment
This article, while very short, begins to underscore the importance of open document formats. Without them, your data is locked in and you are beholden to a third-party to get at it. It should be obvious why this is “a bad thing”. Especially for governments and the public sector, who should all be looking *really* closely at moving toward all data they have being in a format that they can ensure will always be accessible (ie. an open format).