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Tag Archives: OASIS
I usually have several potential blog entries floating around in my head. On them is “Checklist for joining a standards organization.” Per one of my resolutions for 2009, I’m not going to promise that this will ever appear, but one … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Over in his blog, Arnaud Le Hors has an excellent piece called “A Standards Quality Case Study: W3C.” With all the fuss about ISO recently, I think people need to remember that important, and sometimes more important, standards work is … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
I’ve now put online the slides I used for my keynote at the OASIS Symposium this morning. Warning: these are very minimalist but you might have fun imagining what I said around these few words. The advice section is for … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
As I mentioned last month, I’ll be delivering a keynote at the OASIS Symposium in San Diego next Monday morning. I’ll try to set the context for why we’re seeing the opposition to smart, sensible open standards like ODF and … Continue reading
O’Reilly Radar > OASIS Symposium on OpenDocument Format “The OASIS Symposium on open standards is hosting a workshop April 18th in San Diego on the OpenDocument format (ODF).” (tags: oasis odf)
So I understand that the latest pro-OOXML/anti-ODF tactic is to sweetly request peaceful co-existence of document standards. This is after the crafters studiously refused to participate in the open, community-developed OpenDocument Format OASIS/ISO standard for several years; saw governments around … Continue reading
I’ll be delivering the keynote at the fourth annual OASIS Symposium to be held this year in San Diego from April 15th to the 17th. I’ll be speaking on the morning of the 16th and, according to the press release, … Continue reading
I got home from Europe only an hour later than expected on Friday. Maybe it’s because I’m fighting a cold, but readjusting to Eastern Standard Time is a more tiring affair than I’ve previously experienced. Some sleep, some cough medicine, … Continue reading
Here’s some good, positive move from OASIS: Kelvin Lawrence, co-chair of the Web Services Security Technical Committee, announced over in his blog that the TC did what it was supposed to do and so voted itself out of existence. He … Continue reading
OASIS released a press release yesterday about the new OpenDocument XML.org. Here’s an excerpt (most if it, actually): OASIS Launches OpenDocument XML.org New Web Site Enables Community to Share, Track, and Monitor Information on the OpenDocument Format Lyon, France; 12 … Continue reading
I just got an email notification of a conference that OASIS is co-hosting on open standards in Sydney from October 25 to 27. Here is an excerpt from the description: OASIS Open Standards is the premier event for IT professionals … Continue reading
The press release from OASIS went out this morning. It starts … GENEVA & BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 8, 2006–The OpenDocument OASIS Standard, a format which enables users of varying office suites to freely exchange documents, has been approved for release as … Continue reading
With the 23-0 vote in the ISO this last week to get the OpenDocument Format to the status of being an international standard (but for some final procedures and paperwork), I want to thank a lot of the people involved. … Continue reading
In a move complementary to the launch of the ODF Alliance last week, OASIS has announced the creation of the OpenDocument Format Adoption Committee. While the ODF Alliance will focus on accelerating the adoption of ODF in the public sector … Continue reading
I’m told by a reliable source that there is now a new subcommittee for the OASIS Open Document Format for Office Applications (OpenDocument) TC. This new subgroup will focus on standardizing the representation of formulas such as those used in … Continue reading
See Kelvin’s blog entry “Web Services Security 1.1 is now an OASIS Standard”.
For those of us in the trenches, 2005 was an exciting if not exhausting year for standards and open source. We saw some important realignments in product categories, aggressive government examination and adoption of open standards, and some strong indications … Continue reading
See the subcommittee page at OASIS for details.
With all the discussion around OASIS and ODF and the creation of some new subcommittees, I thought I would provide a link to the OASIS membership information. There are several different levels, including an individual one at $250.
Accessibility is an important global issue and, in the case I’ve spent so much time discussing in this blog, whether it’s for whatever is needed in the ODF specification or for applications that support ODF (indeed, there seems to have … Continue reading
Ever wonder what happened to WS-Coordination, WS-AtomicTransaction, WS-BusinessActivity? OASIS announced a new technical committee yesterday to standardize these: “OASIS Members Form Committee to Advance Web Services Transaction (WS-TX) Standards”.
CNET published a “perspectives” piece yesterday called “Don’t wait until the Big One hits” about how we should have in place an emergency commuincations network. Clearly in recent weeks with Hurricane Katrina and the impending Hurricane Rita, such infrastructure makes … Continue reading
In an opinion piece published yesterday (“State’s Open Document Dispute Raises Legacy Questions”), eWeek’s Editorial Board has come out in support of the decision by the State of Massachusetts to support the OASIS OpenDocument standard. The piece concludes Government is … Continue reading
This is a draft, I’m not supposed to cite or quote it, but it is from the United Nations Development Programme’s Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme: “Free/Open Source Software: Open Standards”. They discuss the OASIS OpenDocument Format along with many other … Continue reading
This is news from last month, but better late than never. Here is the current composition of the OASIS Board of Directors following the most recent election: Chris Kurt of Microsoft, John Jackson of General Motors, Claus von Riegen of … Continue reading
A colleague pointed out this website in support of OASIS Open Document standard. Evidently it is the brainchild of Sun’s Erwin Tenhumberg. Very nice site!
NewsForge ran an interesting article yesterday about OASIS and the new open document format standards (“OASIS: Meaningful open standards or mirage?”). We were not quoted in this nor contributed to it, but I want to add some secondary comments: You … Continue reading