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CIO: Mr. Gates Goes to Washington

Sep 15, 2004, 16:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Ben Worthen)

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"Mike Reynolds, a State Representative in Oklahoma, is as conservative and pro-business as a Republican can get. 'I'm about the least bipartisan guy in Oklahoma City,' he says. But the former software entrepreneur's March 2004 bill requiring companies that develop custom applications for the state to turn over their source code received support from both sides of the aisle and sailed through the Oklahoma House of Representatives 75-20, getting every Republican vote and over half the Democrats'. The bill, which applied only to software built specifically for the state, not off-the-shelf or previously developed applications, seemed like a bill most everyone could agree on.

"Most everyone but Microsoft..."

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