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The Boston Globe: Microsoft Bows To Mass. With Open Records Format

Dec 15, 2005, 14:30 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Hiawatha Bray)

[ Thanks to Jonathan M. Prigot for this link. ]

"A Microsoft Corp. executive said yesterday that his company's new office software will comply with a disputed Massachusetts government mandate requiring the use of 'open' data formats.

"Executives from rival software makers greeted the pledge with skepticism.

"But Massachusetts' chief information officer, Peter Quinn, who's leading the drive for the new data standard, said the Microsoft proposal will probably meet the state's demands..."

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