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Old 12-15-2005, 12:46 PM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft bows to Mass. with open records format


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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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