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PersonalTech Pipeline: Group Accuses Massachusetts Government Of Open-Source Bias

May 10, 2006, 15:15 (16 Talkback[s])

"A trade association has blasted the Massachusetts Information and Technology Division (IDT) for requesting a plug-in for Microsoft's Office Suite, seizing on the issue as evidence that the state's policy of mandating the OpenDocument Format (ODF) is 'a biased, open source-only preference policy.'

"The request for proposal (RFP) was posted last Wednesday but the OpenDocument Foundation Inc. said two days later that it has such a plug-in and it will be submitted soon to the IDT..."

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