Luke Satin wrote:
I'm new here too, so let me introduce myself:
I'm a 19 years old software developer based Ostrava, Czech Republic.
I'm also a member of OSS Alliance organisation (www.oss.cz
>) - OSS provides
open-source support mainly for the Czech government. It's goal is to
replace proprietary document formats
such as MS Word with OpenDocument Format which has been approved as an
ISO norm recently. Replacing few
proprietary desktop apps with opensource ones is the first step to Linux.
Oh, forgot to add this. Getting open formats such as Open Document as a
standard in government agencies has far reaching implications much more
that merely a Windows to Linux transition. The assurance that data
generated through tax payer's money is always stored in a format that is
available for the public, easily retrieved decades from now and easily
indexed etc is extremely critical for common welfare.
Red Hat has a few notes on this subject
I believe more is on the pipeline. One of the recent interesting changes
is the move to supply a web browser extension for the ODF format.