Microsoft's 'Men in Black' kill Florida open standards legislation

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Apr 17, 2007 5:39 AM EDT; By Robin 'Roblimo' Miller & others
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It was just a bit of text advocating open data formats that was slipped into a Florida State Senate bill at the last minute with no fanfare, but within 24 hours three Microsoft-paid lobbyists, all wearing black suits, were pressuring members of the Senate Committee on Governmental Operations (COGO) to remove the words they didn't like from Senate bill 1974.

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the sneakiness is troubling tuxchick 2 1,144 Apr 17, 2007 4:43 PM
Attention all LXers in Florida DarrenR114 1 1,009 Apr 17, 2007 12:49 PM
The trouble with this bill is no ODF supporter in FL knew. DarrenR114 3 679 Apr 17, 2007 6:52 AM

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