on Microsoft funded lobbying efforts to defeat open data formats.
"It was just a bit of text advocating open data formats that was
slipped into a Florida State Senate bill at the last minute with no
fanfare, but within 24 hours three Microsoft-paid lobbyists, all wearing
black suits, were pressuring members of the Senate Committee on
Governmental Operations (COGO) to remove the words they didn't like from
Senate bill 1974.
" (Thanks to Lisa)
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