Citizens Against Government Waste has sent out a press release
complaining about the plan in Massachusetts to standardize on open document formats. "'It is bad procurement policy for any state to unilaterally lock itself
into one set of technologies,' CAGW President Tom Schatz said. 'Agencies
should be able to accept bids from any company that can provide the desired
product or service. Government earns the best value for taxpayer dollars
through a competitive, transparent, and accountable bidding process.'
Presumably it is just fine for the state to lock itself into proprietary formats. For those who don't remember, these are the folks who have been accused of recruiting dead people
to the anti-Linux cause in the past.
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