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State, Microsoft may settle document-storage dispute

November 24, 2005

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Thomas Trimarco, Massachusetts' secretary of administration and finance, said state officials may approve Microsoft Corp.'s new Open XML format as well the OpenDocument format already approved for reading and storing government documents if the company alters a patent license to address Massachusetts' concerns. Trimarco said he was encouraged by a conversation with Alan Yates, general manager of Microsoft Office, who ... (Full article: 726 words)

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