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InfoWorld: Mass. Official: "Open Source" Reports Overstated

Oct 06, 2003, 14:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Paul Roberts)

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"A senior state official said Friday that reports about a planned shift to open source software platforms by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts were inaccurate and that the state has no 'Freeware Initiative,' as stated by a number of software industry lobbying groups opposed to the plan.

"Eric Kriss, the state's secretary for administration and finance, said that statements released by groups like the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW), based in Washington D.C., were 'very inaccurate.' The state is simply considering ways to integrate disparate systems using open standards such as HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol), XML (Extensible Markup Language) and Java, he said..."

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