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Microsoft's 'Men in Black' Kill Florida Open Standards Legislation

Apr 17, 2007, 17:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

[ Thanks to lh8 for this link. ]

"It was just a bit of text advocating open data formats that was slipped into a Florida State Senate bill at the last minute with no fanfare, but within 24 hours three Microsoft-paid lobbyists, all wearing black suits, were pressuring members of the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations (COGO) to remove the words they didn't like from Senate bill 1974.

"Here's the text the Microsoft-paid lobbyists didn't like..."

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