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AP/CRN: Microsoft Holdout Massachusetts Opts For Open Source

Sep 26, 2003, 15:14 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Justin Pope)

[ Thanks to David for this link. ]

"Massachusetts, the lone holdout state still suing Microsoft Corp. for antitrust violations, will become the first state to adopt a broad-based strategy of moving its computer systems toward open standards, including Linux, the rival operating system to Microsoft's Windows.

"State Administration and Finance Secretary Eric Kriss said Thursday that the decision, adopted at a meeting of state information officers, was made on 'technical grounds' and had nothing to do with Attorney General Thomas Reilly's pursuit of Microsoft..."

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