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Comments on UK government’s consultation on document standards

Karston on Free Software - The UK is currently inviting comments on the standards it should use for “sharing or collaborating with government documents”. Among other things, the government proposes to make ODF the sole standard for office-type documents.

FSFE has submitted its comments on this proposal, which we believe is very positive. Just now, in the final hours of the process, Microsoft has submitted a lengthy comment, urging the government to include OOXML in its list of standards.

We have filed a short response to Microsoft’s submission. While it should appear on the consultation page shortly, I’m publishing it here right now.