Peter Quinn, CIO of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, announced his resignation effective January 9. Mr. Quinn and others have commented on the reasons, so I'll not repeat them here, but I've provided a few links to relevant articles and postings. Start with the Boston Globe piece and work backwards. Quinn was and is a real leader, a pioneer, who was willing to take some important risks to fundamentally benefit the future of Massachusetts. If you look at what happened in 2005 around standards and "openness," Quinn had a major positive effect and I applaud him for what he has done for the industry as a whole. He has given us a very solid foundation from which to move the adoption of ODF and other truly open, non-vendor controlled standards to other governments in the US and around the world.