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eWeek: Mass. Softens Stance on Proprietary Software

Jan 15, 2004, 14:30 (10 Talkback[s])
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"Massachusetts has finalized its IT acquisition policy, moving from what originally appeared to be a shift toward specifying open-source software to more of a focus on open standards.

"In an announcement Monday, the administration of Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney finalized its new open standards for IT acquisitions, basing the criteria for government IT procurements on 'best value' and setting guidelines to help reduce the total cost of ownership of systems, 'while enhancing flexibility and performance,' the administration said. The new policies went into effect on Tuesday..."

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