willdavid writes "By John Fontana, NetworkWorld.com:
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has added Open XML to its list of approved open documents formats.
Critics of Open XML adoption, such as Andy Updegrove, a lawyer, Linux Foundation board member and Massachusetts resident, said Microsoft should not be "rewarded for launching a competing, self-serving standard as a next-best defense against erosion of its dominant position."
Massachusetts officials acknowledged the criticism, but said the importance of open formats could not be denied.
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