Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Further Contests On Massachusetts

ZDNet has an opinion piece about news that Microsoft has been trying other methods to get the Massachusetts decision to use OpenDocument reversed:
"Based on what I've learned in the course of my reporting, Massachusetts' Enterprise Technical Reference Model (ETRM) of which the ODF/PDF decision is part, is an administrative matter that's not subject legislative proceedings. The only connection I can recall between the ETRM deliberations and mention of legislators was an indication from Microsoft's Brian Burke during the last semi-public meeting on the matter (Sept 16) that he had been discussing the matter with the state's senators on Beacon Hill (Boston's equivalent of Capitol Hill)."

InformationWeek has further information on the move:

Further reporting: