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Hiser on the Microsoft Office Open XML license

Over in his blog, Sam Hiser has kicked off a discussion around what the Microsoft Office Open XML does and does not allow you to do. It’s a valid question, because consider a line of reasoning that goes something like … Continue reading

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Hiser on ODF and procurement

Whether or not the ISO eventually approves any other standard in this area, ODF getting ISO approval will give it a big boost. Governments can start putting it into RFQs and the network effect (i.e., more and more people using … Continue reading

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Sam Hiser on OpenDocument, past and future

See Sam’s thoughtful blog entry: “MIGRATION: OpenDocument is in My Future”. Aside: I remember a lot of things from that day in Boston, though I certainly do not remember what I wearing. Other than ODF and its future in the … Continue reading

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Phipps and Hiser on Market Psychology 101

See Simon Phipps’ “Cod Psychology.” Sam Hiser gets a bit more excited in his blog. Luckily, more and more people are making it clear that they understand the tactics being employed and, if anything, it’s helping the ODF cause. Kind … Continue reading

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Sam Hiser in the Financial Times on OpenDocument, Massachusetts

Sam Hiser has just had an opinion piece published in the Financial Times called “Progress towards openness is being watched carefully”. Very sane.

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Hello Diigo, good bye del.icio.us

Last week I asked if anyone knew of some code that would allow me to directly use WordPress to digest the daily links I collect rather than use del.icio.us as the middleman. Though it is certainly technically possible, there doesn’t … Continue reading

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Daily Links 03/28/2008

(This is a daily blog posting from Diigo – thanks to Sam Hiser for the recommendation. I’m still experimenting with it.) Diigo – Web Highlighter and Sticky Notes, Social Bookmarking and Annotation, Social Information Network! Annotated tags: no_tag   Diigo … Continue reading

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An “OOXML is a bad idea” blog entry compendium

I thought I would put together a list of some of my blog entries that touch on the OOXML issue now being considered in the JTC1 Fast Track Procedure. This isn’t everything I’ve ever written, but it includes most of … Continue reading

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Open documents in Texas

Sam Hiser has a blog entry about what you can do if you want to voice your opinions on why Texas should take a strong stand on true open document standards. Hurry, though, because there are hearings on Monday.

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Evidently Microsoft’s ODF converter has “issues”

Last Friday, directly ahead of Monday’s ISO deadline for contradictions on Microsoft‘s OOXML, a number of rather positive articles appeared celebrating “completion” of the open source plugin to support ODF in Microsoft Office suites. Now that people have actually looked … Continue reading

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links for 2007-02-05

Sam Hiser: Yale Symposium, 1st Impressions “The Information Society Project symposium at Yale Law School yesterday in New Haven was stimulating and gives cause for optimism that law and software standards processes will eventually catch up with the Internet.” (tags: … Continue reading

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Denmark: We could save $94M over 5 years with ODF [and OpenOffice]

John G�tze has a blog entry about savings Denmark could realize if they switch to ODF and OpenOffice instead of going with an updated Microsoft Office and Open XML. Sam Hiser has a followup blog entry. When you read John’s … Continue reading

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Today’s ODF news

Sam Hiser has published a piece called “What is ODF?” over at ONLamp.com. The ODF Alliance just released a press release “ODF Alliance Congratulates Malaysia on Preliminary Designation of OpenDocument Format as Malaysian Standard.” Here’s an excerpt: WASHINGTON, July 27 … Continue reading

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Latest ODF Alliance Newsletter – 14 July, 2006

Here’s the latest ODF Newsletter that I’ve taken the liberty of embedding in full. If you want to subscribe yourself, here is the link. Microsoft Announces Development of OpenXML/ODF Translator Tool According to Microsoft, the tool, which will essentially be … Continue reading

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Jon Udell picks up the presentation software thread

Last month I posted a couple of entries about alternatives to commercial presentation graphics programs that we are very familiar with using (“Where’s the killer open source presentation software?” and “More on presentation software – look at Opera Show“). The … Continue reading

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links for 2006-05-04

ODF and ISO OpenDocument Format now ISO standard Mention in Government Computer News (tags: odf) BetaNews | OpenDocument Gets ISO Certification It was not the ODF Alliance who won approval, it was OASIS and the team that brought it through … Continue reading

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David Berlind on the issue of document sharing

David Berlind has picked up on the blog entry I wrote a few days ago about how you share documents, and wouldn’t you be better off if you didn’t send around word processing documents. He asks if the right question … Continue reading

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More on presentation software – look at Opera Show

Late last night I put up an entry asking where was the killer open source presentation software. Sam Hiser responded with a comment as did a couple of other people and Sam has a longer piece on his blog. Sam … Continue reading

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Media on the new ODF Alliance

Here’s some of the press that’s starting to come out about the new ODF Alliance: New York Times / CNET: “Push to create OpenDocument standards” internetnews.com: “Tech Rallies Around Open Document Format” SearchOpenSource.com: “OpenDocument Alliance to fight looming ‘digital Dark … Continue reading

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A busy day

I’ve said before (probably ad nauseum) that OpenDocument Format (ODF) must be really important for a lot of reasons for it to get all this attention. Here are three examples, just from today. Sam Hiser makes the connection between the … Continue reading

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ECMA TC45

As you have probably seen, ECMA voted to start TC45. IBM voted NO. Here’s some of what the community is saying: Andy Updegrove / ConsortiumInfo: “Ecma Does What it is Told to Do” Sam Hiser: “Ecma Rubber-Stamps the MS XML … Continue reading

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More on Writely

Via Sam Hiser, here’s an interesting blog entry by Nat Torkington about Writely, a web-based word processor that supports ODF. I’ll let you read it, and it talks about a lot of things, but note that Writely is written in … Continue reading

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Innovation on top of standards

Tim Bray riffs on an original post by Sam Hiser, and talks about how strange it is that Office desktop software has stagnated innovation-wise while automobiles, built on top of many standards and with many different vendors to choose from, … Continue reading

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Some early responses to the ‘OpenDocument Commitment to Action’

There have been a few press pickups and blog entries on the “OpenDocument Commitment to Action” that I posted on October 11. Here are some links: IBM exec urges OpenDocument adoption [CNET – Shankland] IBM’s Sutor seeks input on ODF … Continue reading

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Re a Comment in the Openness Thread

Blog comments are interesting in that they often appear days or even weeks after the original posting. I get notice of the comments but they do not go out in the RSS stream (whoops, do I mean to say web … Continue reading

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