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Yahoo!/TechWeb: Massachusetts Senator Hails Compromise On Open-Source Effort

Jan 24, 2005, 20:00 (6 Talkback[s])

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"A Massachusetts state senator who had complained about the state government's effort to promote open-source software at the expense of proprietary software has hailed the state's effort to reach a compromise over future software purchases by the state. Under a new iteration of the state's IT policy, products from proprietary software suppliers like Microsoft have a clearer path to compete.

"'It's now clear that all participants in the software industry will be able to participate in bidding for state contracts,' said Senator Marc Pacheco in an interview..."

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