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Q&A: Calif. CIO Steers Clear of Ideology on File Formats

by Carol Sliwa, Computerworld

In late February, a California state assembly member proposed a bill that would mandate the use of open, XML-based document file formats by state agencies. That made California the third statePremier 100 IT Leaders Conference in Palm Desert, Calif., this month, in which such legislation has been introduced so far this year. In an interview at Computerworld’s J. Clark Kelso, California's CIO, said state officials are trying to view the issue of using open file formats “as a straight business decision,” not an ideological battle. Read excerpts from this interview. Focus Areas: BPEL | DITA | ebXML | IDtrust | OpenDocument | SAML | UBL | UDDI
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