Mass., Microsoft Office, and ODF

Looks like Mass. is going to use the ODF plugin on MS Office instead of moving to OpenOffice all together as ZDNet Reports.

Is this good? I think so. I don’t have a problem with anyone using Microsoft Office, I do have a problem with requiring people to use Microsoft Office to view public documents or do business with your customers. This has been an MS problem for a long time, locking customers in with propritary formats. This should force them to compete on features, which Office is good at.