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Once More Unto the Breach: Microsoft, Massachusetts and a Standards Primer

Sep 21, 2005, 00:15 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Walli)

"The discussion is certainly heating up around the Commonwealth of Massachusetts' decision to move to the Open Document Format standard. Simon Phipps (Sun) has an excellent blog entry on the framing that has begun. Bob Sutor (IBM) also provides excellent insight into the vendor positioning from his point of view. In the past week, the official vendor comments (Sun, IBM, Corel, Adobe, Microsoft) have been flowing into the Commonwealth.

"The Microsoft response is a study in exactly this sort of framing game. While the others are a page or two supporting the decision, the Microsoft response is a fine example of norm entrepreneurial rhetoric at 14 pages..."

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