throw off the bowlines, and start adopting open standards in public administration now

by P

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”

– Mark Twain

Peter Quinn, Ex-CIO of Massachusetts used the quote in his presentation of MA’s move towards open standards and open source software.(More notes of the presentation are here)