Microsoft survey on “perceptions of interoperability”

Microsoft appears to be running a survey on “perceptions of interoperability.” I’ll let you decide for yourself whether this is phrased in a completely neutral and objective manner, but you might want to weigh in if you feel you want to help separate perceptions from reality. Also see from this…

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Compatibility, interoperability, and interchangeability

I often find it amusing when people pull out a very significant sounding, obviously committee-written definition of “interoperability.” If I didn’t know better, I would have thought that the definition was written and then delivered on a stone tablet. Is this necessary, or is interoperability one of those things that…

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Open Blog Rerun: “Interoperability vs. intraoperability: your open choice”

Since I’m traveling this week and not likely to post much, I’ve scheduled some entries like this to point to some of my personal favorite blog writings. Here’s today’s blog blast from the past. Title: “Interoperability vs. intraoperability: your open choice” Date: December 6, 2006 Excerpt: Software succeeds because the…

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Position paper for Yale Law School Information Society panel

This is the “position paper” for the Reputation Economies in Cyberspace panel on which I’m participating tomorrow at Yale Law School. It makes a lot of assumptions about definitions (I’m on the fourth panel of the day) and just touches on some of the things on which I plan to…

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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 the main points. I’ve also included a few related entries.…

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links for 2007-03-20

Second Life Watarrka Park at 229, 67 (slurl) Second Life open source information center. (tags: secondlife opensource) Linux Red Hat Plans Linux Desktop Offering ‘for the Masses’ “Red Hat is planning a packaged Linux desktop solution that it hopes will push its Linux desktop offering to a far broader audience…

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Latest top 10 blog entries

Here is the latest collection of the top ten most read blog entries since I last published the list in December. “IBM votes NO on Open XML in ECMA” – was #2 ↑ “Is Open XML a one way specification for most people?” – was #1 ↓ “Interoperability vs. intraoperability:…

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Latest top 10 blog entries

About once a month I’m going to publish the top ten most directly read blog entries. By “directly read,” I mean entries where people take the trouble to visit the individual blog entry page. Many people, of course, never go to my website directly, they just use a feed reader…

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Interoperability vs. intraoperability: your open choice

In mathematics the phrase “by abuse of terminology” is sometimes used in advanced books and lectures. There is no dishonesty intended, it’s just a simple way of saying “I’m omitting some of the details and it’s not quite exactly what I mean, but close enough for us to talk about.”…

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Is Open XML a one way specification for most people?

I have been accused in the past of using a “weight” argument against the Open XML specification because it is several thousand pages long. While some people may think that is cute or funny, it is a real concern and is an obvious problem that programmers recognize. That is, it…

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