Open development of Open Document Format testimony

Today I am finalizing what I will say tomorrow morning at the Massachusetts State House’s forum on the Open Document Format procurement policy issue. It’ll be held from 10 – 12 noon in the Senate Reading Room.

I’m trying to read and listen to as many sources as I can in writing up what I’ll say. If you have anything I should pay attention to — an idea, a link, a news source — please feel free to send it my way at jpalfrey AT law.harvard.edu.

Here’s the agenda, as of yesterday (received by e-mail from the State House):

An Open Forum on the Future of Electronic Data Formats for the Commonwealth

December 14, 2005
10:00 AM – Noon
Senate Reading Room, State House

Hosted by: Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, Sen. Jack Hart & Rep. Dan Bosley, Chairs
&
The Science & Technology Caucus, Sen. Jack Hart, Rep. Cory Atkins, & Secretary Ranch Kimball, Chairs

AGENDA

10:00 Welcome and Introductory Remarks

10:05 Open Standards and the Evolution of the OpenDocument Standard: How did we get here?

John Palfrey, Executive Director
Berkman Center on Internet and Society
Harvard Law School

10:25 Introduction of Panelists

* Bob Sutor, IBM
* Alan Yates, Microsoft General Manager of Information Worker Business Strategy
* Peter Quinn/Linda Hamel, ITD
* Bob Sproull, Sun Microsystems
* Judy Brewer, Web Accessibility Initiative, W3C
* Alan Cote, Secretary of State’s Office

10:45 Moderated Panel Discussion

Noon Adjourn

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