Fwd: Open Document Format and Microsoft

M. Fioretti mfioretti at mclink.it
Sat Jul 8 07:53:51 UTC 2006

On Fri, Jul 07, 2006 12:24:50 PM -0400, David Poehlman
(david.poehlman at handsontechnologeyes.com) wrote:

> >To: gui-talk at nfbnet.org
> >From: David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
> This is an interesting article below, and probably will avoid a
> potential showdown.
> There is something called ODF Open Document Format, an open
> standard that some are adopting.  Massachusetts plans on doing so,
> but some people in the disability advocacy field, while they might
> support the goals of ODF, had concerns that much of the software
> that used files in this format was partially or completely
> inaccessible.

Some background on this is in this article of mine (written last
february, some things have (luckily) changed since then):


Earlier, I had also written a general, absolutely non technical
introduction to OpenDocument at www.linuxjournal.com/article/8616

Hope this helps,

	Marco Fioretti

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