In a resounding victory for Microsoft Corp., bills seeking to mandate the use of open document formats by government agencies have been defeated in five states, and only a much-watered-down version of such legislation was signed into law in a sixth state.

The proposed bills would have required state agencies to use freely available and interoperable file formats, such as the Open Document Format (ODF) for Office Applications, instead of Microsoft Corp.'s proprietary Office formats.

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This is SO WRONG! But I also understand

This is SO WRONG! But I also understand why the whole issue was probably over the heads of the people making the decision... there was a judge judging a case about the Internet lately who didn't know what a website was! I think our legal representatives REALLY need to become better versed in the technology, because otherwise the law will always be on the side of familiar names.

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