The Cabinet Office has announced the adoption of its open standards:
“The selected standards, which are compatible with commonly used document applications, are:
PDF/A or HTML for viewing government documents
Open Document Format (ODF) for sharing or collaborating on government documents
The move supports the government’s policy to create a level playing field for suppliers of all sizes, with its digital by default agenda on track to make cumulative savings of £1.2 billion in this Parliament for citizens, businesses and taxpayers.”
Imagine a world in which there is the possibility of competition for office suites. One day Australia might join that world too.