In about-face, Mass. now likely to OK Microsoft's OOXML
Wow -- it's amazing what millions of dollars worth of greased-palms and ten football teams worth of lobbyists can do for a company like Microsoft, isn't it?
God -- it's enough to make a person want to give up. How do you fight tons of tons of cash and power like Microsoft has?
Who knows. However -- it is possible. Remember, it took people like Martin Luther hundreds of years to "open" the Bible, and he was trying to convince people to ignore things like outright damnation from the Church.
Open-source advocates have it easy, by comparison -- we're just trying to get a few choice legislators, politicians, and upper-level managers to ignore big wads of cash.
Eh... on second thought, maybe Martin Luther had it easier.