Aperi proposed as an Eclipse project

Last Fall we started talking about the Aperi project for open source storage management. Today it was officially announced that Aperi has been proposed as a project in Eclipse. Here is part of the press release: Aperi Storage Community to Propose Open Source Project to Eclipse; Novell to Join Nine…

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ODF in India

There was a seminar that took place in India today about the importance of OpenDocument Format for governments. Details are in this article: “23 Jun: National Seminar On Open Document Format.” Here is an excerpt: Friday, June 23, 2006: New Delhi: The department of management sciences, Indian Institute of Technology,…

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CNet Article: Belgian government chooses OpenDocument

This breaking news is just out via CNet: “Belgian government chooses OpenDocument.” An excerpt: The OpenDocument Format (ODF) is to be the standard format for exchanging documents within the Belgian government. This proposal, which is expected to be approved by Belgium’s Council of Ministers on Friday, increases the pressure from…

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Dan Bricklin on the MTLC OSS SIG panel last week, with podcast

Last week I took part in a panel sponsored by the Mass Technology Leadership Council Open Source Software Special Interest Group in Waltham, Masachusetts. The program was called “Proprietary Software Company Views On Open Source” and was moderated by Dan Bricklin. He has a write-up here (thanks for the kind…

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Online office apps, continued

Over in his ZDNet blog, David Berlind continues the distributed discussion around online office productivity apps, this time keeping the discussion to presentation software. He picks up the discussion by CNet’s Rafe Needleman that I linked to last Friday. David extends the online vs. offline discussion significantly. If you accept…

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Insult my spreadsheet, please

Jennifer Rice has an interesting take on some of the less-than-positive remarks being directed Google’s way after the release of their experimental beta online spreadsheet last week. She points out, as others have, that saying “but it doesn’t do everything that Excel does” is probably exactly what Google is trying…

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CNet article: “IBM plays XML card in effort to beat Oracle”

Normally I would just throw this into my del.icio.us links, but it hits so many of my topics that I wanted to call it out explicitly. The article, by Martin Lamonica of CNet is “IBM plays XML card in effort to beat Oracle” and starts out IBM is expected to…

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