Financial Times: Massachusetts Set to Switch off Microsoft

[ Thanks to Mark
for this link. ]

“The state of Massachusetts has laid out a plan to switch all
its workers away from Microsoft’s Word, Excel and other desktop
software applications, delivering what would be one of the most
significant setbacks to the software company’s battle against open
source software in its home market.

“The state said on Wednesday that all electronic documents
‘created and saved’ by state employees would have to be based on
open formats, with the switch to start at the beginning of

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