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From Martin Groenescheij <Mar...@Groenescheij.COM>
Subject Re: [ot] about getting rid of PDS, was: aoo for android
Date Thu, 18 Oct 2012 10:59:05 GMT

On 18/10/2012 7:25 PM, M. Fioretti wrote:
> Greetings,
>
> in the recent "aoo for android" thread I have very briefly mentioned
> that there are more and more contexts where the sooner PDF is
> abandoned, the better.
>
> Just for general information, here are some very recent news and
> general background about one of those context, that is documents from
> Public Administrations (and, in perspective, also documents _sent_ to
> Public Administrations, or non-spreadsheet documents, as the one in
> the article is just the current step of a much wider, general trend):
>
> (my summary)
>
> "Government data PDF enthusiasts in UK will be 'dealt with', says
> Cabinet Office minister, because they break their own (=UK government)
> open government license"
>
> Full story:
>
> http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/oct/17/open-government-data-pdfs
And the article said:
Only the Department for International Development 
routinely publishes the data in its annual report 
as an _*excel*_ download.
Since when is MS-Office *open*?
>
> Marco
> http://mfioretti.com
>
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