Adobe, in their “open government” whitepaper (which, of course, is a PDF):
Since the advent of the web, an entire infrastructure has evolved
to enable public access to information. Such technologies include
HTML, Adobe PDF, and Adobe® Flash® technology.
Clay Johnson responds:
This is nonsense. The fact is, sticking to open, standards based
technologies like HTML, XML, JSON and others are far more
important and useful in getting your information out to the public
than the proprietary formats of Adobe. Here’s a hint — if the data
format has an “®” by its name, it probably isn’t great for
transparency or open data.
★ Monday, 2 November 2009