Some comments on the NewsForge article on OASIS and open document format standards

NewsForge ran an interesting article yesterday about OASIS and the new open document format standards (“OASIS: Meaningful open standards or mirage?”). We were not quoted in this nor contributed to it, but I want to add some secondary comments: You can find our statement to OASIS in one of my…

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Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) v1.0 approved as an OASIS standard

This is good stuff: Members Approve OpenDocument as OASIS Standard: IBM, Sun Microsystems, and Others Develop Royalty-Free Standard for Office Applications Document Format. Also see: A Standard Set For The Office.UPDATE: Here’s another one, this time from eWeek: OASIS Approves OpenOffice 2.0 File Format. As the article points out, not…

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Blogging: 3 questions, 3 slightly edited answers

As part of our blogging “event” earlier this week, the IBM internal website w3.ibm.com published some interviews with bloggers such as Sam Ruby, Ed Brill, Grady Booch, Catherine Helzerman, and me. What follows is a slightly edited version of my responses to the three questions I was asked. Why did…

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Links and some comments for May 17, 2005

‘Tagging’ helps unclutter data (CNN) Is this how we’ll see the Semantic Web hit the mainstream? Actually it has, via RSS and RDF, but this makes it more obvious. IE7 Has Tabs (IEBlog) I can’t wait. James Governor’s MonkChips: PHP *already* in the enterprise. IBM blogging as a … Thanks…

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OpenOffice and Java

Since I pointed to the original article mentioning the dispute, here is a follow-up from Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols at eWeek: “OpenOffice, Free-Software Supporters Make Peace over Java”. I didn’t know this until the article made me wonder about it, but there is a Python-UNO bridge for those who would rather…

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Working on the site, outside and web-wise

This weekend I’ve been working on sutor.com as well as various outdoor projects. Let’s start with the website. The main thing I’ve been doing with the website is installing a new photo album, the code for which I’ve written myself after a lot of JavaScript study on the web. Every…

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Gluecode + 3 Days

David Berlind gently chided me in his ZDNet blog for not providing the “inside scoop” on the Gluecode Software acquisition. I plead guilty. As the story broke on Tuesday, I decided I would step back and see what the commentary was like around the web and blogosphere before I added…

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