Daily Links for Wednesday, December 24, 2009

Open Source Red Hat Revenues Up 18 Percent in Q3 eWeek / Darryl K. Taft Red Hat reported financial results for its fiscal year 2010 third quarter, showing revenues up 18 percent. For its third quarter ended November 30, 2009, Red Hat reported revenues of $194.3 million, up 18 percent…

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My personal favorite posts for 2008

As we wind down down 2008 and head into the holidays, I’ve been doing some planning about blog posts and longer pieces I plan to write in 2009. As part of that, I decided to go back over 2008 and list some of favorite posts from this year. “Ten challenges…

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Everyone’s talking: standards reform

I’m a relative newbie when it comes to standards, only being involved for the last 12 or 13 years. I’ve never before seen the amount of attention that is being brought to the idea of standards reform by so many groups of people at various levels of organization. Rather than…

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Daily Links 10/04/2008 (a.m.)

Tutorial: How to Replicate a Real Life Building in Second Life « The ARCH “One of the most frequently requested services I receive as a freelance builder and consultant in Second Life is to replicate real-life buildings. While I’ve written a lot (here, and here) about the potential for a…

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Daily Links 09/27/2008 (a.m.)

Second Life’s Popularity Rests On Breadth Of Activities — second life — InformationWeek “What is there to do in Second Life? Finding your way around and learning about what to do there can be tricky for newcomers. Here is some information to help you get started.” tags: OB, virtual worlds,…

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Daily Links 09/03/2008 (a.m.)

PC World – Business Center: Nations Question ISO’s Merit Following Dropped OOXML Appeals “In a statement made at the Congresso Internacional Sociedade e Governo Electronico (CONSEGI) 2008 conference, representatives from three of the four countries that appealed against an April 1 vote to approve OOXML as a standard — Brazil,…

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Daily Links 09/02/2008 (p.m.)

ODF approved as Swedish Standard – Peter Krantz Follow link for text of Swedish standard. tags: OB, standards, ODF CORRECTED – ISO Microsoft vote sparks dissent amid IT bodies | Reuters “A decision to dismiss appeals against the controversial fast-track approval of a Microsoft (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)…

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Open letter to ISO/IEC from 6 countries on OOXML fiasco

News came out over the weekend that representatives from six countries—Brazil, South Africa, Venezuela, Ecuador, Paraguay, and Cuba—have written an open letter to the ISO and IEC criticizing the handling of the OOXML appeals. See, for example, Groklaw: “CONSEGI 2008 Declaration — Open Letter to ISO Reveals More OOXML Issues”…

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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 07/19/2008 (p.m.)

NATO supports ODF open document format – News – heise open source UK “NATO has included the International Standardization Organization’s (ISO) certified Open Document Format (ODF) in its list of mandatory standards to promote interoperability. NATO’s standards list includes Rich Text Format (RTF), extensible markup language (XML) and Office XP…

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NATO: ODF is fine with us

A colleague just sent me a link to the NATO “3.4. NNEC Core Enterprise Services” which is part of the NATO Interoperability Standards and Profiles document. Lo and behold, about half way down the document in the Standards section is “OpenDocument ISO/IEC 26300:2006.” That is ODF. Adopter by adopter, person…

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Alex Brown: OOXML will be second to ODF

You’ve got to love Google Alerts. This morning I got this link to a Press Release from Giffin Brown with the title “OOXML will take second place following Microsoft’s announcement to support ODF, says Dr Alex Brown”. Alex was the convenor of the OOXML Ballot Resolution Meeting in Geneva in…

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Update on ISO/IEC appeals regarding OOXML

Groklaw and Andy Updegrove have the latest news of the appeal process for OOXML in ISO/IEC. See Groklaw: “ISO to TMB: Here Are the Appeals Against OOXML; They Should Be Denied” Andy Updegrove: “ISO TMB Recommends Rejection of OOXML Appeals” I fully support Andy’s conclusions and the opinions of the…

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Daily Links 07/02/2008 (p.m.)

Adobe’s PDF becomes ISO standard | Tech news blog – CNET News.com “Adobe Systems’ popular portable document format, or PDF as it’s more well-known, has become the latest International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard as of Wednesday morning. Adobe has been the key developer and patent holder of the technology,…

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Daily Links 06/27/2008 (p.m.)

Open Source Nokia-Symbian Pressures Apple, Microsoft, RIM Interesting, gutsy move by Nokia, and the resulting competition will be good for all. tags: OB, Nokia, open source 451 CAOS Theory » The vocabulary of open source development models “It has occurred to me recently that open source is missing an agreed…

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