Daily Links for Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Politics / Government Public Access Policies for Science and Technology Funding Agencies Across the Federal Government With this notice, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) within the Executive Office of the President, requests input from the community regarding enhancing public access to archived publications resulting from research funded…

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Daily Links for Monday, December 7, 1009

Software Microsoft to randomly generate EU browser ballot list Ars Technica / Emil Protalinski The previous method had them listed in alphabetical order, putting Apple‘s Safari first. Complaints from Opera, Google, and Mozilla resulted in the change, and also pushed Microsoft into moving the ballot screen from Internet Explorer into…

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Site statistics through September 30, 2009

Here are the rolling three month sutor.com site stats from Google Analytics, plus 12 month previous stats. Percentages are calculated with respect to total numbers of hits. Statistics are computed from the first to the last days of the months listed. The up and down arrows compare the latest month…

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Daily Links for Sunday, September 6, 2009

Open Source Ubuntu‘s Karmic Koala emerges in alpha 5 DesktopLinux.com The Ubuntu project released Karmic Koala alpha 5 (Ubuntu 9.10), which adds Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud support, a new Ubuntu Cloud file-sharing service, and default switches to GCC 4.4, Ext4, and GRUB 2. Meanwhile, Canonical launched a Red Hat-esque Premium Service…

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Daily Links 07/15/2009 (p.m.)

IBM Power servers most reliable in new survey “IBM‘s Power servers topped a list of most reliable x86 and Unix machines in a new survey, clocking in at only 15 minutes of unplanned downtime per year.” tags: OB, IBM, Power, reliability Microsoft’s Azure cloud price pipped by Amazon’s Linux •…

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So you want to be an open source contributor?

I’m sometimes asked by people how they can participate in open source projects. Alternatively, I’m asked for support money by people who have very specific open source projects they want to do, but that’s another blog entry. If you have coding skills and want to use them to develop open…

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Daily Links 03/04/2009 (p.m.)

Why Open Computing matters for Government IT :: PublicTechnology.net “What then does open computing mean to governments – and what might it be worth considering when specifying requirements? Simply put – adopt open standards to avoid being locked-in to any one IT vendor, ensure the software you use fully implements…

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Daily Links 01/04/2009 (a.m.)

Linux/Open Source – Firefox, Safari Cut Into Internet Explorer’s Market Share “According to the Web metrics provider, Microsoft Relevant Products/Services’s browser market share has declined by more than six percent since February 2008. The browser held a 68.15 percent market share in December — its lowest in years. By contrast,…

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LinuxWorld 2008 Prediction #6: FOSS licenses

Although I’ve previously published the slides for the talk I gave at LinuxWorld 2008 in San Francisco, I thought it might be useful to add some additional comments in the blog about each of the eight predictions I made. This is not the full text of what I said nor…

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Daily Links 03/31/2008

5 things we love about WordPress 2.5 | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone tags: open source, webware, wordpress “There’s a huge list of upgrades on the official WordPress blog, but I thought I’d go over a few of my personal favorites so far” Xoopit turns Gmail into a…

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My current Firefox extensions

My post about moving to Linux reminded me that it’s been a while since I posted what Firefox extensions I use. Here, courtesy of Extension List Dumper is the list: Application: Firefox 2.0.0.12 (0000000000) Operating System: Linux (x86-gcc3) Total number of items: 14 Adblock 0.5.3.043 Filters ads from web-pages Bookmark…

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Nice article about Dutch adoption of ODF

CNN Money ran a nice Associated Press article earlier today about adoption of open source and ODF by the Dutch government: “Dutch Government: Open Source Software To Be Adopted By April 2008.” While there is some confusion between open source and open standards, it gives a good idea of the…

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Top Ten blog entries and some stats

It’s been a couple of months since my last “Top Ten” listing, but September was a bit hectic. According to Google Analytics, the top ten most read blog entries in the last month in decreasing order of popularity are: “OOXML, the past. ODF, the future.” “Remembering September” “In case you…

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links for 2007-09-19

Lotus Symphony IBM Lotus Symphony “Lotus Symphony is based on the Open Document Format (ODF) standard-which means you’re not locked into proprietary file formats, software licensing agreements and upgrades. Finally, free tools and freedom of choice!” (tags: ibm lotus OpenDocument odf) IBM To Offer Free Office Software In Challenge To…

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links for 2007-09-11

Two OOXML “Standards,” Microsoft‘s and ECMA’s? Frankly Speaking: Microsoft’s Cynicism “After all this work to make OOXML a formal, independent standard — a standard created and promoted by Microsoft, remember — Microsoft won’t agree to follow it.” (tags: microsoft ooxml iso) IBM Joins OpenOffice.org IBM to give OpenOffice the Outlook…

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Top Ten blog entries and some stats

According to Google Analytics, the top ten most read blog entries in the last month in decreasing order of popularity are: “Why OOXML will not be an ISO/IEC standard in 2007” “No is no, to OOXML” “Interoperability Specifications Pledge” “Microsoft and ECMA: Together again, doing it again” “#9. My Second…

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links for 2007-07-27

Ten commandments for Ubuntu | Tech news blog – CNET News.com “Ubuntu is making serious headway, but not because it’s the same as Microsoft, SUSE, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux, but rather because it’s different from these.” (tags: ubuntu linux) OSI Approves New Open-Source License “The Open Source Initiative approved…

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Top Ten blog entries and some stats

Since I started experiencing the “CPU Exceeded” problems several weeks ago, I moved off Mint and exclusively to Google Analytics for my website statistics. Therefore these popularity rankings and stats come from that new source. The top ten most read blog entries in the last month in decreasing order of…

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links for 2007-06-18

Linux and Open Source No Microsoft-Ubuntu deal in the works, Canonical CEO says | Tech news blog – CNET News.com “Anyone expecting a technical and legal partnership between Microsoft and Ubuntu distributor Canonical to follow existing Microsoft-Linux deals will be disappointed–at least for now.” (tags: linux microsoft ubuntu odf) Linux…

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links for 2007-03-23

Synthetic Worlds Initiative at Indiana University Conference: ‘The theme “Videogames and Public Policy” will be explored through a game that puts participants in a 19th century US political convention, complete with smoke-filled rooms and bombastic delegates.’ (tags: virtualworld conference) Image: This Jon Stewart clip could be yours | CNET News.com…

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links for 2007-03-10

Open Source Once More unto the Breach: The Best Presentation on Software Business and Open Source I’ve Ever Seen “Brent Williams presented ‘Open Source Business Models: A Wall Street Look at a Wild 2006 and the Prospects for Even More Fun in 2007’ at EclipseCon Tuesday.” (tags: opensource) Firefox and…

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Avoid the single supplier document taxes

When I wrote about the five major areas that you need to consider when looking at the relative openness of two specifications, one of them was “implementation.” I will admit that my primary thoughts at that time concerned intellectual property: when a specification or standard has no IP hindrances that…

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