Minutes from the first meeting of the Open Data User Group (ODUG) held on 10 July 2012.
The slides from the first meeting can be found here.
Interesting that you have someone from local government, and several from central government, but noone from any of the agencies. Presumably because the 'focus' is on the data publishing agencies. But doesn't local government hold more data?
If you're the "Open Data User Group" then how about publishing your minutes in an open format...
We have changed the file to ODT, but for the record, OOXML is a standard under ECMA-376 and ISO/IEC 29500 with a fair use RAND. It is one of the formats the government is commited to support. In the document 'Open Source, Open Standards and ReUse: Government Action Plan' (http://tinyurl.com/c277hrp) it states:
Action 8: Open Standards: The Government will specify requirements by reference to open standards and require compliance with open standards in solutions where feasible. It will support the use of HTML(ISO/IEC 15445:2000), Open Document Format (ISO/IEC 26300:2006) as well as emerging open versions of previously proprietary standards (eg ISO 3200001:2008 (“PDF”) and ISO/IEC 29500 (“Office Open XML formats”). It will work to ensure that government information is available in open formats, and it will make this a required standard for government websites.