[Scribus] Scribus on the list of recommended apps for Massachusetts

Christoph Schäfer christoph-schaefer
Wed Oct 26 02:52:18 CEST 2005

Steven Boothe schrieb:

> Christoph Sch?fer wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> have a look at:
>> http://www.mass.gov/portal/site/massgovportal/menuitem.59254d74c0e831c14db4a11030468a0c/?pageID=itdterminal&L=4&L0=Home&L1=Policies%2c+Standards+%26+Legal&L2=Open+Standards&L3=Open+Formats&sid=Aitd&b=terminalcontent&f=policies_standards_opendocformfaqs&csid=Aitd 
> Actually suggesting that it was "recommended" is stretching things a 
> bit. It was merely listed as one of many current applications that also 
> support the Open Document Format. None of the applications were 
> recommended over any other. If anything was advocated it was the format 
> of the output, with liberty being given to use "any" application, just 
> as long as the output was Open Document compatible, and even then there 
> were exceptions allowed for issues over accessibility, etc.
> Just for the sake of clarity I hope that helped.

Hi Steven,

you're right in that none of the applications named on the list are real 
recommendations. But it's most important to notice that they are 
_qualified_ for use in MS. With respect to ODF, Scribus seems to be the 
only DTP software that meets Massachusetts' requirements. Since Adobe is 
member of OASIS, I suppose InDesign will follow soon, but the fact that 
scribus has been identified as a product qualified for use in public 
administration is quite encouraging.



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