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[20 Mar 2008 | No Comment | 731 supporters]

Putrajaya, 19th March 2008 – The Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management
Planning Unit (MAMPU), today officially adopts a policy to migrate to the OpenOffice.org
open source productivity suite. This is in line with the Malaysian Public Sector Open
Source Master Plan, which calls for government agencies to reduce costs, increase freedom
of choice and interoperability.
From April 1st, MAMPU will start adopting the OpenDocument Format (ODF), standard for all
new documents created. ODF the ISO open standard for electronic documents is also the
default format for OpenOffice.org. The agency …

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[28 Feb 2008 | No Comment | 762 supporters]

Google has called for ISO member bodies to reject Microsoft’s Office Open XML document format during the upcoming voting period. According to Google, OOXML is unnecessary and suffers from technical flaws.
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