Media Coverage of appointment of new CIO in Massachusetts

There’s been quite a lot of coverage today about the appointment of Louis Gutierrez as the new CIO in Massachusetts, replacing Peter Quinn, who resigned in December. Here’s a selection: Washington Technology:“Open for anything: Loss of advocate doesn’t stall push for standards” InformationWeek: “Mass. Names New CIO, Hardens OpenDocuments Policy”…

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New CIO in Massachusetts

See Andy Updegrove’s report: “Romney Appoints New CIO, Emphasizes Commitment to ODF”. Andy includes the full text of the press release. I want to highlight two sections that Andy did as well. The first is the second paragraph, with highlighting by me: Gutierrez will be responsible for overseeing the final…

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Open Standards vs. Open Source, Part 1: Standards

Part 1: Standards Part 2: Software Part 3: Open Source Software Part 4: The SOA Connection In my wish list for 2006 that I blogged about a couple of weeks ago, the very first item was my desire for people to have a better understanding of the difference between open…

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Q&A with me in ComputerWorld

ComputerWorld just published a Q&A with me on a number of topics including OpenDocument, Java, ECMA, standards, and open source. It’s “Q&A: IBM’s Bob Sutor sees interest in open-source mounting: He expects the financial services and retail industries to embrace it more in 2006 “.

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AJAX and Eclipse

There’s some new news and information about Eclipse and AJAX. First, the news. eWeek is reporting that IBM has proposed the AJAX Toolkit Framework Project to Eclipse. See the article “IBM Proposes Open-Source AJAX Project to Eclipse”. Second, there are two relatively new articles on developerWorks to help you get…

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Some Open Wishes for 2006

For those of us in the trenches, 2005 was an exciting if not exhausting year for standards and open source. We saw some important realignments in product categories, aggressive government examination and adoption of open standards, and some strong indications that the status quo around the interpretation of what “open”…

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BREAKING NEWS: New patent initiative to increase quality, certainty

There’s breaking news this morning about a new 3-part patent quality initiative that we’re spearheading with the US Patent Office and others. Per the press release, the three parts are: Open Patent Review – a program that seeks to establish an open, collaborative community review within the patenting process to…

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