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The Boston Globe: Microsoft Moves to Head Off State Woes

Nov 22, 2005, 14:30 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Weisman)

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

"Microsoft Corp. today will ask an international body to certify its new computer file format as an international standard for reading and storing documents, a move it hopes will keep its ubiquitous Office software from being removed from thousands of computers in Massachusetts government.

"The Romney administration is pressing forward with a plan to have millions of digital documents and other public records stored in a different format, called OpenDocument, by January 2007...."

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