ZDNet UK: Legal Worries Led Massachusetts to Open Standards

“The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has cited legal concerns over
Microsoft’s software as a factor behind its decision to only use
document formats based on open standards.

“Eric Kriss, Secretary of Administration & Finance for the
Commonwealth of Massachusetts, told CRN on Friday that
Massachusetts had concerns about the openness of Microsoft XML
schemas as well as with potential patent issues that could arise in
the future…”

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