Daily Links for August 12, 2009

Windows and Security How to save the Internet from Windows ComputerWorld “After last week’s near-collapse of the social networks, such as Twitter, due to a Windows-based, botnet DDoS attack, I made a modest proposal: Throw Windows off the Internet. Here’s how we can do it. Or, at the very least,…

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Daily Links 02/15/2009 (p.m.)

An open door for open source? [Canada] “The federal government has put out a call for information about software that doesn’t cost anything to license, leading to speculation that government departments could soon be making more use of open-source software. Public Works and Government Services Canada is accepting submissions about…

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Daily Links 08/29/2008 (p.m.)

Google Code reverses open-source license ban | Business Tech – CNET News “Before, the company had tried to discourage the increase in the number of open-source licenses; having multiple licenses can increase legal costs and in some cases prohibit mingling code from one open-source project to another. But the Eclipse…

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OOXML appeals: Now or never

Rob Weir has published an extensive blog entry detailing why the OOXML appeals process should be allowed to go on. He says, in part, Dismissing an appeal with so many open unresolved issue is not expediency. It is merely creating more dissent, more distrust and more trouble that we’ll all…

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Canadian Library Association’s pro-ODF resolution

The Canadian Library Association/Association canadienne des bibliothèques published several resolutions at their 63rd Annual General Meeting on May 24th in Vancouver. One that is of special interest to me is Resolution 1, “CLA/ACB Resolution on Open File Format Standards”. It reads, in part, Be it resolved that CLA support the…

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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 2008-01-16

Coming to the Mac in 2008: ‘Spore’ | CNET News.com “That’s why EA is fine-tuning its relationship with Toronto-based TransGaming Technologies, a company that has developed a technology that makes it relatively easy for publishers like EA to develop Mac–or Linux–versions of a game side by side the PC versions.”…

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Wednesday: OECD in Ottawa

I’ll be speaking this Wednesday at the OECD-Canada Forum on the Participative Web: Strategies and Policies for the Future. There have been a few flavors of the title of my talk floating around, the latest is “Virtual worlds, web blogs, and collaborative spaces: Why interoperability matters more than ever”. The…

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links for 2007-07-18

Asia Pacific Developers Hot for Games, Mobile, SOA “With its comparatively young developer work force, the Asia Pacific region has three times more developers focusing on game development than North America.” (tags: asia games) Firefox gains at IE’s expense in Europe | CNET News.com “In the first week of July…

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The US OOXML discussion is public

Via Simon Phipps and Chris Ward, the discussions around the US recommendation for or against Microsoft‘s Office “Open XML” product data format specification becoming an ISO standard is now public. Visit Simon’s blog for the links. In a perfect world, we would know about and could see every committee email…

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Canada requests OOXML comments

The Standards Council of Canada is requesting comments from Canadians for the SCC’s consideration of Microsoft‘s Office Open XML spec (OOXML) as an ISO standard. If you are eligible, you can leave your remarks from that page but you also might want to see what others have said. I understand…

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links for 2007-05-12

Smorgasbord At USC, developing game coders | CNET News.com “USC’s video game programs have borne significant fruit, in large part because the school has made it clear to the industry, and to students interested in being part of the industry, that it is serious about being a world-class destination for…

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links for 2006-09-12

Aperi approved at Eclipse Eclipse Foundation Approves APERI Storage Management Project “OTTAWA, CANADA – September 7, 2006 -The Eclipse Foundation, an open source community committed to the implementation of a universal development platform, today announced that it has approved the creation of the Aperi Storage Management Framework Project. (tags: eclipse…

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IBM Accessibility ODF Coding Challenge 2006

Today we’re officially announcing the IBM Accessibility ODF Coding Challenge 2006, a contest for university students that combines open standards, open source, and accessibility. Our goal is to train hundreds if not thousands of college software engineering students to create great software that is accessible to all people, right from…

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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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Open source is adoptable

Several weeks ago I did an entry in which I talked about the difference between “complementary” and “complimentary.” It was a bit of a rant because I was tired of seeing these used incorrectly so often. You can be excused, therefore, in thinking that the title of this entry is…

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