Groklaw: MA Says MS Agrees to Change XML License To Meet New Open Format Standard

“Massachusetts is opening the door further. A year ago, as you
recall, the state announced agencies were required to give equal
consideration to Open Source software. Today, there was a meeting
of the Massachusetts Software Council where Eric Kriss, secretary
of administration and finance and the head of the Information
Technology Division, said that all agencies will be required to
store public documents in nonproprietary formats such as HTML or

“Acceptable formats are now Rich Text Format v. 1.7 (.rtf);
Plain Text Format (.txt); Hypertext Document Format (.htm);
Portable Document Format (.pdf) – Reference version 1.5; Extensible
Markup Language (XML) v. 1.0 (Third Edition) or v 1.1 ‘when


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