Since today is a Bank Holidayin the UK, I hope that a few of you might take the opportunity to make a submission to the UK consultation on open standards. This closes at 11.59pm this evening (BST), so you still have time to answer the online questionnaires for chapter 1, chapter 2 and chapter 3. Alternatively (or additionally), you can also submit something directly to [email protected]
To give you some food for thought, here are links to my previous posts on the subject.
Open Season on Open Standards - my introduction to the consultation
UK Open Standards Consultation Submission - my responses to the online questions.
In framing your replies, you may find it useful to know what Microsoft has been saying to the Cabinet Office on the subject of open standards. Information about this can be found in these documents that I obtained through Freedom of Information requests.
I've also written a series of posts analysing the main points:
There's also an interview with LibreOffice's Charles-H. Schulz on open standards, and here are some thoughts on the cost of lock-in to Microsoft Office.