September 2, 2005

The week in technology: Microsoft vs Massachusetts

Microsoft was struck a huge blow when the state of Massachusetts declared it would stop using the software giant’s Office software.

The decision was based on the state’s move to adopt the new office document standard, Open Document, for all public documents. Massachusetts wants the documents to be available to its citizens without the need to purchase proprietary software, and Microsoft Office does not support Open Document.

Link: Financial Times

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