Robin Cover on “Massachusetts Releases Enterprise Technical Reference Model Version 3.0.”

Robin Cover has published an interesting discussion on what’s happening in Massachusetts with their new enterprise technical reference model. You can comment on the draft of the model until April 1. At the end of the article, Robin talks about the recent moves by Microsoft to open up their Office…

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I thought I knew what open meant

I’m in Brussels now to talk at the EICTA workshop called “Interoperability- achieving widespread access to new services and applications of the Information Society” tomorrow. It’s an important topic, but one that needs to be approached carefully to avoid misinformation and, in general, FUD. People in our industry have put…

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Some interoperability scenarios

To frame the discussion around interoperability, I thought it would be useful to work from some example scenarios. I’m not claiming that these are either exhaustive or non-overlapping, but since they represent common applications, they should be useful to fix some ideas. As we go along, we can add more…

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News: IETF standards organization appoints a new chairman, Brian Carpenter from IBM

The IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) announced today that they have appointed a new chairman, IBM Distinguished Engineer Brian Carpenter. Congratulations Brian! The IETF describes itself in the following way: The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned…

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Interoperability: Enough Said?

For several weeks now I’ve been thinking about writing an entry on interoperability but for various reasons I did not. For example, I wanted to make sure I answered questions like: Isn’t all this stuff obvious? Do we need to talk about standards and interoperability explicitly because why would you…

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