Daily Links for Friday, September 25, 2009 – Evening Edition

Cloud IBM Supplies Cloud System for Chinese City eWeek / Chris Preimesberger IBM’s CloudBurst software and services package will be used by the local government of Dongying, China, to access software development and test resources for software startup companies via a self-service Web interface, IBM says. The cloud later will…

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Daily Links 06/30/2009 (a.m.)

China bans online ‘gold farming’ | Software, Interrupted – CNET News “The ban is primarily aimed at “gold farming,” an Internet-age phenomenon in which players in less developed countries collect and sell virtual gold (common to games like World of Warcraft) to wealthier gamers in the developed world. This enables…

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Daily Links 07/28/2008 (p.m.)

Three Chinese Ministries Promote UOF Office Software – ChinaTechNews.com – The Technology Source for the Latest Chinese News, Information, and Commentary on Internet, Computers, Digital, Science, Electronics, Law, Security, Software, Telecom, and Wireless “The International Department of the Central Committee of CPC, the Ministry of Commerce of China, and the…

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

Open Source India: ISO/IEC and OOXML: The judge, the jury and the hangman “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…

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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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Daily Links 04/04/2008

To the Letter Born – Campaign Stops – 2008 Elections – Opinion – New York Times Blog tags: politics, typography, 2008, Obama “Style equals accuracy. Put the word “change” in Comic Sans and the idea feels lightweight and silly. Place it in Times Roman and it feels self-important. In Gotham,…

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How not to resolve OOXML comments

See Arnaud Le Hors’ blog entries “Can anyone be more disingenuous?” whereby Microsoft counters China’s comment about OOXML being too large for a fast track process by comparing it with large standards that did not go through a fast track process. “When ‘Agreed’ means No.” whereby Microsoft agrees with 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 2008-02-01

Redirection – Manage 301 redirections without modifying Apache | Urban Giraffe “Redirection is a WordPress plugin to manage 301 redirections, keep track of 404 errors, and generally tidy up any loose ends your site may have.” (tags: wordpress plugin) Echoing Real Life, IBM Expands Second Life Presence in Asia –…

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Standards: We need to talk

Last Friday I had the pleasure of speaking at Tsinghua University in Beijing at an IBM-sponsored conference attended by over 200 government officials, business leaders, and academicians to discuss the confluence of three important topics: open standards, innovation, and intellectual property policy. Below you’ll find the text of my address,…

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links for 2007-08-08

China and OOXML www.bbj.hu :: Microsoft ‘monopoly’ comes under fire “Chinese academics and software developers gathered in Beijing yesterday to voice their opposition to Microsoft’s latest standard document format Office Open XML (OOXML).” (tags: microsoft ooxml china) Open Source IBM, Novell Unite to Grab More of App Server Market “In…

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SOA, healthcare, University of Florida, and IBM

A very nice story broke yesterday about work that IBM is doing with the University of Florida to enable patient medical devices to be treated as services. There have been several press write-ups: “IBM, University of Florida Team Up on Smart Devices: IBM and the University of Florida are working…

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links for 2007-05-03

Music Joan Baez bumped from Walter Reed concert – USATODAY.com “Folk singer and anti-war activist Joan Baez says she doesn’t know why she was not allowed to perform for recovering soldiers recently at Walter Reed Army Medical Center as she planned.” (tags: music politics) Document Formats InfoWorld | Microsoft’s state-by-state…

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IBM, colleges, accessibility

See the IBM press release “IBM to Help Colleges Make Software More Accessible for Disabled and Aged”: NORTHRIDGE, CA–(MARKET WIRE)–Mar 23, 2007 — IBM (NYSE:IBM – News) today announced that it will work with academia to build a worldwide repository of materials that will enable student developers to make software…

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links for 2007-02-15

Vendors form open-source business alliance | InfoWorld By China Martens, IDG News Service “Ten leading open-source software vendors have created a nonprofit consortium, dubbed the Open Solutions Alliance (OSA), to push the adoption of more open-source technology in the business world.” (tags: opensource) Ten predictions for XML in 2007 “2006…

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links for 2006-12-05

Education and Careers tryscience.org Site with science projects and links to science museums. (tags: science fun Education museum) Welcome to TryEngineering.org “This is a portal about engineering and engineering careers, and we hope it will help young people understand better what engineering means, and how an engineering career can be…

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links for 2006-11-10

China, ODF, and UOF ConsortiumInfo.org – Another Open Document Format � From China ‘There is already an effort in place to “harmonize” UOF and ODF’ (tags: china odf uof) China’s own document standard: A clear message to US IT vendors? | Between the Lines | ZDNet.com “The fact that UOF…

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links for 2006-11-07

open…: Jeff Bezos’ New New Thing – the Old Old Thing The shower mention alone gets this a link. (tags: amazon ibm) Once More unto the Breach: Open Standards, IPR and Innovation Conference, Beijing 2006 Stephe Walli goes to China and talks about IP, open source, and UOF. (tags: odf…

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Office 2.0 Conference: “One Day in the Life of an Office 2.0 Worker” panel

Moderator: Matt Marshall Participants: Eric Hoffert, TJ Kang, Tom Snyder, Sridhar Vembu, Kevin Warnock, David Young This panel consists of various startups trying to do realtime online demos of their offerings. We’re in the second one and so far they both sound like pitches for VCs (probably are, and there…

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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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