Daily Links 07/22/2008 (p.m.)

  • “Creating an alternate standards organization will be an exceedingly tough task, but standards are not an area where compromises can be tolerated. Standards govern our lives in a million different ways and the common man and woman deserve to have their standards created in an open, transparent manner that benefits everyone. Let me know what you think of the idea of creating an open standards organization for the benefit of the emerging economies.”

    tags: OB, ISO, IEC, OOXML, India, standards

  • “As travel costs rise and airlines cut service, companies large and small are rethinking the face-to-face meeting — and business travel as well. At the same time, the technology has matured to the point where it is often practical, affordable and more productive to move digital bits instead of bodies.”

    tags: OB, travel

  • “Long time followers of the ODF-OOXML story will recall that there is a third editable, XML-based document format in the race to create the documentary record of history. That contender is called UOF – for Uniform Office Format, and it has been under development in China since 2002, although I first heard and wrote about it back in November of 2006. Last summer, UOF was adopted as a Chinese National Standard, and last Friday the first complete office suite based upon UOF was released. It’s called Evermore Integrated Office 2009 (EIOffice 2009 for short), and here’s the story.”

    tags: OB, China, UOF

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