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InternetWeek: Massachusetts Open Source Vs. Proprietary Battle Brews

Jan 08, 2004, 16:00 (18 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by W. David Gardner)

[ Thanks to Matt for this link. ]

"The Massachusetts state government's attempt to push open source software is being challenged by one state lawmaker who is questioning the state IT leadership's actions.

"'We want to know what their authority is,' said Senator Marc Pacheco, who has formally asked the head of the state's Office of Administration and Finance (OAF) to provide him with the legislative authority for its relatively new policy of advocating open source software.

"In a letter to Secretary Eric Kriss of the OAF, Senator Pacheco asked: '1. Under what legal authority is the Administration purporting to act in implementing its Open Source/Open Standards Policy; and 2. Please explain how the policy, which appears to be a preferential policy, does not run afoul of the Massachusetts General Laws...'"

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