eWeek: Massachusetts Fights a Losing Battle
Sep 08, 2005, 00:15 (28 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Coursey)
"The decision by the People's Republic of Massachusetts to
require an 'open' format for the storage of state documents is a
curious one. It seems to be as much about punishing Microsoft as it
is the laudable goal of making information more accessible.
Microsoft should accede to the state's demand that it open its file
formats, not because Massachusetts is demanding it, but because
there isn't a good reason not to..."