I reported the triumph of Massachusetts mandating open standards for the computer files its government would generate here. Well, for the unititiated, along with various other setbacks for open source software, things seem to be unravelling with various resignations. Microsoft’s proposed standard appears to be winning the day.
Still the battle between open and closed source software continues to rage as it will for the forseeable future. Still I can’t believe that somehow standard applications won’t either end up open source or free – like the closed source Microsoft Internet Explorer.