As Expected, MA Reverses and Joins Up with Microsoft: "Late last week, the state announced that Microsoft's standards body submission had satisfied its demands. '[Massachusetts] is very pleased with Microsoft's progress in creating an open document format,' Massachusetts Administration and Finance Secretary Tom Trimarco wrote in a statement issued last week. 'If Microsoft follows through as planned, we are optimistic that Office Open XML will meet our new standards for acceptable open formats.' Trimarco succeeded open source champion Eric Kriss, who spearheaded the Massachusetts drive towards open source solutions.'"
This shouldn't surprise anyone.