IBM Statement For the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Senate Audit and Oversight Committee

As I have noted here and others have mentioned elsewhere, there is a hearing today in Boston to discuss the decision by the CIO’s office that support for OASIS OpenDocument Format be required for documents that are created, modified, and saved. IBM sent our statement to Senator Pacheco, Chair of…

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The OpenDocument discussion session yesterday at Harvard Law School

Yesterday I took part in a two hour panel-and-townhall type discussion on OpenDocument Format at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. It was too long for me to recount or maybe even remember everything I said, but luckily you can watch the whole thing. It…

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Apache Geronimo, Gluecode, WebSphere Community Edition

But wait, there’s even more “open” news from IBM today. IBM Unveils New Apache Geronimo-Based Software and SupportARMONK, NY — Oct 25, 2005 — IBM today announced new open source-based software and support, expanding IBM’s commitment to help customers innovate from industry-standard technologies. Called WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS…

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OpenDocument: Microsoft has been watching, and the planned hearing will happen

Here are a couple of tidbits regarding OpenDocument: Microsoft has had an observer, Rabih Filfili, on the OASIS OpenDocument technical committee for some time. See Stephen O’Grady’s blog entry of a comment made by Gary Edwards. This is not uncommon in standards efforts, because it allows you to know exactly…

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MORE NEWS:
IBM and others announce new open source storage community

More later, but see the AP/Washington Post story: IBM, Others to Create Open-Source Programs BOSTON — Pushing the “open source” idea deeper into computing, several companies led by IBM Corp. are teaming up to develop programs for letting big businesses uniformly manage their increasingly vast warehouses of data. The companies…

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Debunking Myths on Open Document Formats (ODF)

As we’ve talked to folks about the OpenDocument Format and what it is and isn’t, a few consistent “myths” keep coming up. Here is our attempt to move some of that discussion closer to reality. Update: This is available in ODF presentation format here and in a PDF version of…

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BREAKING NEWS:
New IBM healthcare and education initiative driven by open standards

Today IBM is announcing a major initiative out of our healthcare and education practices that focuses on using open standards to drive growth, interoperability, and innovation. I’m going to spend a lot of time over the next days and weeks deconstructing what we are doing and why. Today I’m going…

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Some early responses to the ‘OpenDocument Commitment to Action’

There have been a few press pickups and blog entries on the “OpenDocument Commitment to Action” that I posted on October 11. Here are some links: IBM exec urges OpenDocument adoption [CNET – Shankland] IBM’s Sutor seeks input on ODF Commitment to Action [ZDNet – Berlind] OpenDocument Redux [Hiser] “Open…

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Podcast of the “Open Document Commitment to Action”

I decided to jump into the podcast game and I’ve produced a recording of my October 11 blog entry “Open Document Commitment to Action”. Assuming I keep doing these, they won’t always be scripted, but I may decide to record some of the longer blog entries. Have fun and tell…

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IBM Rational contribution to Eclipse

Lots of news out today about a new contribution from IBM to Eclipse. From the press release: IBM today announced plans to contribute key intellectual assets to the open source community, in an effort to help companies and software practitioners adopt and share best practices for software development. IBM will…

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