Friday, September 02, 2005

Massachussetts to eliminate Microsoft on 50,000 desktops

Massachussetts is moving aggressively toward open source, particularly with their announcement to move away from Word, Excel and other Microsoft Office products. This is the next expected step following two years of preparation by Peter Quinn and the development of an Enterprise Open Standards Policy.

On August 29th, CIO Quinn announced that Massuchussetts would adopt the recently ratified OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications.

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