See the PC World article “Massachusetts Puts Open XML Out for Consideration” where Bethann Pepoli, acting CIO of the Massachusetts Information Technology Division (ITD), said
“Someone could submit a comment and we could make a review of ETRM and make changes,” she said. Those changes could include eliminating Open XML from ETRM in the final draft.”
If you live in Massachusetts and you care about this issue, you can comment via firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ve posted a lot of links about this OOXML issue in the context of the JTC1 Fast Track proposal in another blog entry.