Daily Links for Monday, October 19, 2009

Open Source Apache Tuscany Java SCA 1.5.1 Released The Apache Tuscany team are pleased to announce the 1.5.1 release of the Java SCA project. Apache Tuscany provides a runtime environment based on the Service Component Architecture (SCA). SCA is a set of specifications aimed at simplifying SOA application development. These…

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Daily Links 12/11/2008 (a.m.)

New Group Promotes Web Services Interoperability “WSTF officials said customers and vendors alike, independent of their geographic location, can dynamically test their applications against available implementations to ensure interoperability is preserved. As an open community, WSTF has made it easy to introduce new interoperability scenarios and approve work through simple…

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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 11/19/2008 (p.m.)

9 Underrated Technologies For Growing Companies | Hardware & Software | bMighty.com “The latest and greatest technologies always get the attention and accolades, but it’s the unsung and unheralded technologies that often are the workhorses that keep your business running — functional trumps flash and fancy every time. Here, bMighty…

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Daily Links 11/14/2008 (p.m.)

Doug Mahugh : ODF Interoperability and Conformance TC (OIC TC) “I’ve had a few people ask recently whether Microsoft would be participating in the OIC TC, and I’m glad to report that as of today we’ve signed up.” Excellent news, Doug. The ODF train just keeps on rolling! tags: OB,…

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Daily Links 11/03/2008 (p.m.)

OASIS Members Form Committee to Advance Interoperability and Conformance of OpenDocument Format (ODF) Applications – MarketWatch “BOSTON, Nov 03, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) — OASIS, the international open standards consortium, has formed a new group to help implementors create applications that conform to the OpenDocument Format (ODF) OASIS Standard. ODF defines…

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OpenOffice.org Conference (OOoCon 2008) in Beijing

Next week Beijing will host the OpenOffice.org Annual International Conference (OOoCon). The event runs from November 5 through 7. I will not be attending, though several of my IBM colleagues will be there. I did go to the event two years ago in Lyon, and it was excellent. Here’s how…

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Top Ten blog entries and some stats

Here are the top ten most directly read blog entries in the last month listed in descending order: “Where’s the final OOXML specification?” “Toward vs. Towards” “Microsoft says they will support ODF natively, join OASIS ODF committee?” “Separate vs. seperate” “#21. My Second Life: Scripting a sliding door” “#9. My…

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Microsoft says they will support ODF natively, join OASIS ODF committee?

At various times in the three years in which I’ve been working on OpenDocument Format (ODF) adoption I’ve asked myself “What would success look like?”. In full, success would mean that consumers, governments, and businesses would recognize the value of open standards developed in a transparent, community-based, and collaborative way,…

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Searching for document formats

I just read the article in InformationWeek called “Microsoft’s Search Share Continues To Decline”. I use Google search almost exclusively but occasionally I poke around on the other engines to see if they turn up anything interesting. While Microsoft did lose some search share, it was only 0.2%. It’s not…

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CNet: “Free-software lawyers: Don’t trust Microsoft’s Open XML patent pledge”

[edited, less musical] See Martin Lamonica’s CNet article “Free-software lawyers: Don’t trust Microsoft’s Open XML patent pledge”. Compare with the 2006 statement from the Software Freedom Law Center’ regarding ODF, the Open Document Format, an ISO standard: On the factual basis described, and subject to reservations, it is our opinion…

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links for 2008-02-14

The Job Interview, Starring Your Avatar – New York Times “As big companies are spreading their brands to Web-based social networking communities like Facebook and MySpace, a handful of employers are also exploring the world of Multi-User Virtual Environments, or MUVEs.” (tags: career secondlife) Martin Bekkelund – » OOXML —…

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OpenDocument Format Alliance 2007 Annual Report

The OpenDocument Format Alliance has published its 2007 Annual Report. It’s now available in PDF form from their website. From the Introduction: The OpenDocument Format Alliance (ODF Alliance) is an organization of governments, academic institutions, associations and industry dedicated to educating policy makers, IT administrators and the public on the…

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Ten challenges and priorities for open standards in 2008

Over the next couple of weeks I plan to publish several entries on “challenges and priorities in 2008” on a range of topics, some related to work areas of interest, some related to personal ones. I’m kicking this off today with standards. In 2008, I think that we collectively should…

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links for 2007-04-17

Open Source The government open source dynamic | The Register 2+ year old article but still quite relevant. (tags: government opensource) Promotion of open standards in Poland | EDRI “The coalition aims at taking measures to ensure freedom of choice for IT solutions for Polish citizens as well as businesses…

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links for 2007-04-13

Standards OASIS approves BPEL 2.0 | InfoWorld | News | 2007-04-12 | By Paul Krill “Web Services Business Process Execution Language (WS-BPEL) 2.0 has been approved as an OASIS Standard, providing an officially ratified version of this specification for describing business process activities as Web services, OASIS said on Thursday…

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Learning more about ODF

In the last two years, there has been a wealth of material on the web about the OpenDocument Format (ODF), an OASIS and ISO open standard for document interchange that was designed for interoperability among systems independently developed to run on multiple operating platforms. In short, ODF levels the document…

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My testimony to the Texas House and Senate regarding the open document format legislation

This is the text for the testimony I delivered to both the Texas House and Senate this last Monday, March 24. The words I said varied from this because of time constraints and also some additional comments supporting or questioning previous testimony.

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