Another desperate attempt to discredit Massachusetts OpenDocument adoption

Posted by tadelste on Nov 26, 2005 8:10 AM EDT; By Andy Oram
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It was on the front page of the Boston Globe newspaper today, and the lead article on their web site--an investigation that normally would be buried in the City & Region section of the paper. So you can't miss it: IT manager Peter Quinn of the Massachusetts state government is criticized for not fully reporting trips he took during his promotion of the OpenDocument format.

Microsoft, after a late start (like most technology companies) has poured millions into lobbying over the past decade. Rumors even suggest that several government IT managers who dared to consider open-source alternatives to Microsoft heard promptly from both the company and their own bosses to pull back. So it would be highly gratifying to Microsoft and those trying to maintain the status quo if someone could turn the tables and try to smear the proponents of open source with similar influence.
[Ed: Made the Front Page of Digg and Accepted by Slashdot. Thanks Lxer! -tadelste]

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