It is with great pleasure that I present the recommendation of AGESIC (Agency for the Development of Government Electronic Management and Information and Knowledge Society) of Uruguay, which states that “… the Executive, Legislative and Judiciary Powers, Decentralized Organizations and Companies where the state holds equity majority… “, shall distribute and receive electronic documents in, at least, one open standard for electronic documents (ODF or PDF).
The recommendation document also describes the benefits for the state on using open standards for office documents: Future access to information, Interoperability, Multi Suppliers and Independence of Suppliers.
The AGESIC is the agency responsible for proposing Standards in Information Technology for the Federal Government of Uruguay.
Increasingly, national governments are adopting and recommending the use of ODF, a sign that the international discussion we had in the past 12 months has not been in vain, and the correct choices are clear for everyone.
Congratulations to friends of Uruguay for this victory !
I thank Fernando da Rosa for this information.