Microsoft bows to Mass. with open records format

Posted by Abe on Dec 15, 2005 8:36 AM EDT
The Boston Globe; By Hiawatha Bray, Globe Staff
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But rivals skeptical of software vows.

A Microsoft Corp. executive said yesterday that his company's new office software will comply with a disputed Massachusetts government mandate requiring the use of ''open" data formats. Executives from rival software makers greeted the pledge with skepticism. But Massachusetts' chief information officer, Peter Quinn, who's leading the drive for the new data standard, said the Microsoft proposal will probably meet the state's demands.

[Ed. Misleading Title, Nothing new from MS. Same Old Same Old.]

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Can't believe mr.Quinn still talking to the Boston Globe! sxf 1 1,877 Dec 16, 2005 8:58 AM
If not a bow, at least a curtsy. dinotrac 2 2,507 Dec 15, 2005 2:54 PM
Looks like Massachusetts Bowing to Microsoft tadelste 2 2,323 Dec 15, 2005 10:17 AM

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