Daily Links for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Politics / Government Public Access Policies for Science and Technology Funding Agencies Across the Federal Government With this notice, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) within the Executive Office of the President, requests input from the community regarding enhancing public access to archived publications resulting from research funded…

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Daily Links for Wednesday, September 30, 2009 – Evening Edition

Open Source Portland Plans to Become Open Source Mecca DaniWeb Community / Sharon Fisher In its ongoing effort to become the coolest city in the U.S., the mayor of Portland, Oregon, is going to attempt tomorrow night to make it an “open source city,” making its data as open as…

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Andy Updegrove: “IT Policy And The Road To Open Government”

Attorney Andy Updegrove has just published his latest newsletter on the topic of “IT Policy And The Road To Open Government” within his Consortiuminfo.org website. He includes discussions on With Access and Information for All Enabling Open Government How Open Must Open Government Platforms be?

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Government and open source: Public interest

This week I’m going to pose a series of questions in the hope of driving some discussion around the use of open source in government, as well as government involvement in open source. (General warm-up question) In what ways is it in the public’s interest for a government to make…

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Government and open source: Participation

This week I’m going to pose a series of questions in the hope of driving some discussion around the use of open source in government, as well as government involvement in open source. Questions Should government employees be allowed to participate in creating open source software? What are the intellectual…

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ODF Alliance offers recommendations to Obama administration

Following on the heels of yesterday’s set of open standards recommendations to the Obama administration by the Information Society Project at Yale Law School, the Open Document Format Alliance has offered its own recommendations in the area of open standards for document formats. In a letter sent to Peter Orszag,…

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Information Society Project at Yale Law School offers standards recommendations to Obama

Laura DeNardis, Executive Director of the Yale Law School Information Society Project, announced today that the group had sent a set of recommendations for open standards to the new Obama administration. In the announcement, Laura said The administration’s technology policy priorities create a moment of opportunity to rethink U.S. strategy…

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Obama memo: Transparency and Open Government

On January 21, US President Barack Obama published a memo called “Transparency and Open Government.” In it he makes many good points, but particularly note “Government should be transparent. Transparency promotes accountability and provides information for citizens about what their Government is doing.” “Government should be participatory. Public engagement enhances…

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Everyone’s talking: standards reform

I’m a relative newbie when it comes to standards, only being involved for the last 12 or 13 years. I’ve never before seen the amount of attention that is being brought to the idea of standards reform by so many groups of people at various levels of organization. Rather than…

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Andy Updegrove’s “10 Standards Recommendations for the Obama Administration”

Andy Updegrove has published his “10 Standards Recommendations for the Obama Administration.” In my opinion, this is a timely must read for those concerned with both standards reform as well as a modern application of standards to IT policy. Comments to Andy.

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Daily Links 11/14/2008 (p.m.)

Doug Mahugh : ODF Interoperability and Conformance TC (OIC TC) “I’ve had a few people ask recently whether Microsoft would be participating in the OIC TC, and I’m glad to report that as of today we’ve signed up.” Excellent news, Doug. The ODF train just keeps on rolling! tags: OB,…

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Playing with the numbers, baseball and politics

Many diehard baseball fans love to play with the numbers, the statistics, associated with the game. One reason is that there are just so many of them, but the other is the hope that somehow they might predict the future for your favorite player or team. If you are into…

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Almost November

I realized today that it’s been almost a week since I last did a non-news post here. There are several reasons for this. First, of course, I’ve been busy with work. Among other things, I’m preparing for my ten minute session at next week’s Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco.…

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links for 2008-02-22

What If Microsoft Gave An Interoperability Party and Nobody Came? Jason Brooks – Open Source – Microsoft’s Interop Forecast Is Partly Cloudy “However, the legal environment surrounding interoperability between Microsoft’s products and the open-source applications that have sprung up to rival Redmond’s proprietary wares is scarcely less murky today than…

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links for 2008-02-20

Politics Lessig: I’m considering a run for Congress | Tech news blog – CNET News.com “Confirming weeks of speculation, Larry Lessig, the Stanford University law professor and “free culture” icon, has confessed that yes indeed, he’s considering a run for the U.S. Congress this year.” (tags: politics) Free As In…

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links for 2008-02-17

Can Microsoft be trusted on OOXML covenants?: Insight – Software – ZDNet Australia “Developers wanting to use Microsoft‘s Office Open XML specification will need to brush up on their legal skills.” (tags: microsoft ooxml) Datamation Announces 2008 Product of the Year Winners “Given Office’s status, it’s a major eyebrow raiser…

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links for 2008-01-08

Media and Entertainment News Netflix Partners With LG to Bring Movies Straight to TV – New York Times “Netflix, the DVD-by-mail company with more than seven million customers, has a new strategy that may one day make those red envelopes obsolete.” (tags: netflix film video) Sony BMG to Drop Copy…

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links for 2007-11-27

24/7 Wall St.: Sun Microsystems Reflects Ticker Change Over 1-4 Reverse Split (JAVA, JAVAD) I had missed this when it was first announced. “The high-end server maker and owner of the rights to Java will temporarily change its stock ticker to “JAVAD” to reflect its 1 for 4 reverse stock…

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links for 2007-11-20

Document Formats An Antic Disposition: Document Format FUD: A Guide for the Perplexed “This inaugural edition is dedicated to the fallout from the recent supernova we know as the OpenDocument Foundation” (tags: odf) Open Malaysia: ODF a National Standard in Korea “If you haven’t heard already, ODF is a National…

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links for 2007-11-02

OpenSocial OpenSocial opens new can of worms | CNET News.com “When Google announced that its new social-networking initiative would extend to any site that wanted to participate, the land grab for the social Web’s attention just got a whole lot more intense.” (tags: google) OpenSocial: Developers speak out | Between…

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links for 2007-08-27

Maybe, Just Maybe, It Really Is a Bad Idea Brazil says ‘no’ to Open Office XML – ZDNet UK “The bid to fast track Office Open XML as an ISO-certified standard has received a setback, with ISO member Brazil casting a ‘No’ vote.” (tags: ooxml microsoft) Microsoft Office XML Formats?…

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links for 2007-08-13

PC Pro: News: Google adds StarOffice to its free software pack “Not content with taking on Microsoft Office with its online Docs and Spreadsheet service, Google has now included StarOffice in its free download suite.” (tags: google sun staroffice openoffice) Gun Show Office t-shirt My son and daughter think this…

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