Sun, Microsoft answer Mass. call for ODF/Office converter: "Seven companies have responded to a call by Massachusetts officials for information on software plug-ins that would allow Microsoft Office users to read and write files in the OpenDocument format (ODF). Among those who replied are Sun Microsystems Inc., a strong proponent of ODF, and Microsoft Corp., a strong opponent."
Meanwhile, from today's Boston Globe, the plot thickens:
"Blasting former state technology officials for flouting the open government process, a state Senate oversight panel yesterday called on the Romney administration to postpone implementing a disputed mandate requiring use of 'open standards' for data generated by some 50,000 state government computers."