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Massachusetts vs. Microsoft (The Dan & David Show)

In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, we discuss how Microsoft lost its battle, at least for now, with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts over whether Office file formats are open enough to be included in the state's Enterprise Technical Reference Model, which favors the OpenDocument Format (ODF).

In this latest episode of the Dan & David Show, we discuss how Microsoft lost its battle, at least for now, with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts over whether Office file formats are open enough to be included in the state's Enterprise Technical Reference Model, which favors the OpenDocument Format (ODF). According to David, some of Microsoft's arch rivals, including Adobe, IBM and Sun, took advantage of the democractic process to loosen Microsoft's grip, and governments at all levels around the world are paying attention. Check out David's deeply researched investigative report. The podcast can be delivered directly to your desktop or MP3 player if you're subscribed to our podcasts (See ZDNet’s podcasts: How to tune in), or you can just download the MP3.  Let us know what you think.