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Old 04-17-2007, 09:46 AM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft's 'Men in Black' kill Florida open standards legislation


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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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