As we wind down down 2008 and head into the holidays, I’ve been doing some planning about blog posts and longer pieces I plan to write in 2009. As part of that, I decided to go back over 2008 and list some of favorite posts from this year.
- “Ten challenges and priorities for open standards in 2008”
- “Announcement: The Eco-Patent Commons”
- “While you’re waiting, don’t save in OOXML format”
- “#2. If I were to build a virtual world … building up the basic model”
- “Some metrics for measuring the success of the OOXML BRM”
- “The OOXML BRM: Secrets and statistics”
- “Springsteen in Rochester”
- “Regarding OOXML and the need for change”
- “Should we require full disclosure by standards participants?”
- “More on the New York State report: A customer’s request”
- “On why the side porch tilts”
- “Family UK Trip, Days 2 and 3”
- “OOXML appeals: Now or never”
- “Open source and piracy”
- “LinuxWorld 2008 predictions and podcasts”
- “Swedish pop music 24/7”
- “Open letter to ISO/IEC from 6 countries on OOXML fiasco”
- “Our first child goes to college”
- “Remarks on the IBM Standards Principles”
- “Pretoria ODF Users Workshop”
- “Twitter redux”
- “East coast, west coast + “smarter planet””
- “Everyone’s talking: standards reform”
- “Compatibility, interoperability, and interchangeability”
There are probably a few others that I could choose, but these are representative.
As I’ve done in the past, several times I wrote a post saying “this is the first of several entries in which i’ll discuss …” and then never quite got to the later entries, at least in the ways I had planned. I’ll need to try to fix that bad habit in 2009 or at least take some time out to deliver the sequels.
This year is not quite over and there is both more work to do and things to write (see, I’m still saying that). Thanks for coming along with me this year, one that’s been very significant for me personally. When we all started 2008 I don’t think we remotely imagined the challenges that we as an industry and, indeed, a world will face in 2009. Open standards, open source, quality, innovation, new approaches to intellectual property, and community-based approaches will be more important that ever.
That should give me more than enough to write about. Of course, I have another porch or two that needs some work …