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Bostonist: Microsoft Grants Their Way Out of Massachusetts Open Source Mandate

Jun 17, 2006, 05:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jon Petitt)

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"Perhaps the headline is a bit overstated, but the news this week that Microsoft was making grants available to Massachusetts public schools and universities that would figure to be about $800 per high school student and $2,400 per university student it seems a bit suspicious. The grants would provide Microsoft's advanced software-writing and Web-building technology to students across the state.

"Last year there had been much chatter about abandoning any format that did not comply with open-source document standards..."

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