Bruce Perens has published a transcript of his
State of Open Source
press conference from the LinuxWorld conference.
"It's interesting to note that Jack Abramoff, the lobbyist implicated in
scandal with Republican Tom Delay, was employed by Bill Gates' dad's
law firm "Preston Gates", a political proxy for Microsoft. Microsoft
succeeded in lobbying both Republicans and Democrats to oppose ODF.
Two candidates for the Massachussets Secretary of State are already
facing off on Open Document: Democrat John Bonifaz is for it, Republican
William Francis Galvin was one of Quinn's tormentors and remains opposed.
Departing Republican Massachussets governor Mitt Romney wants to be the
next President of the United States, and after an abortive flip-flop
on the topic, seems to be resisting pressure to abandon ODF as a means
of distancing his campaign from Microsoft's aggressive lobbying and the
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