daria42 writes: Remember how the Australian Government caused a bit of a kerfuffle a while back for choosing to standardise on on Microsoft's proprietary office document file format? Well, this week the decision has been reversed, with all of the country's federal departments and agencies to use the more widely supported Open Document Format from now on. Score one for open standards.
"An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a
cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup." - H.L. Mencken