In this post, Mr. Vergottini comments on the new EC ISA report on current legislative editors, LEOS: Legislative Editing Open Software: Final Results (May, 2012).
Viewed as an opportunity, this act could ultimately drive better cooperation amongst the various state legislatures. This cooperation would improve innovation and progress in US legislative systems by focusing on common approaches and open standards. This less insular viewpoint would, as a result, improve efficiency and lower costs. Common standards allow common tools and common tools cost a lot less than full custom solutions. Check out the blog by Andrew Mandelbaum at NDI – http://www.demworks.org/blog/2012/04/how-xml-can-improve-transparency-and-workflows-legislatures.
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