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Govt lock-in overhyped: Linux Oz president

Builderau - Linux Australia president John Ferlito has called for calm over the Office Open XML document conflict sparked by the Federal Government's peak technology policy group AGIMO and its recently released Common Operating Environment policy.

Speaking from the annual gathering of the open source faithful, Linux.conf.au 2011, Ferlito said that the debate had been blown out of proportion, adding that the Office Open XML (OOXML) format was most likely chosen due to the government's existing infrastructure.