Daily Links for Friday, September 25, 2009 – Evening Edition

Cloud IBM Supplies Cloud System for Chinese City eWeek / Chris Preimesberger IBM’s CloudBurst software and services package will be used by the local government of Dongying, China, to access software development and test resources for software startup companies via a self-service Web interface, IBM says. The cloud later will…

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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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How not to resolve OOXML comments

See Arnaud Le Hors’ blog entries “Can anyone be more disingenuous?” whereby Microsoft counters China’s comment about OOXML being too large for a fast track process by comparing it with large standards that did not go through a fast track process. “When ‘Agreed’ means No.” whereby Microsoft agrees with the…

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Standards: We need to talk

Last Friday I had the pleasure of speaking at Tsinghua University in Beijing at an IBM-sponsored conference attended by over 200 government officials, business leaders, and academicians to discuss the confluence of three important topics: open standards, innovation, and intellectual property policy. Below you’ll find the text of my address,…

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SOA, healthcare, University of Florida, and IBM

A very nice story broke yesterday about work that IBM is doing with the University of Florida to enable patient medical devices to be treated as services. There have been several press write-ups: “IBM, University of Florida Team Up on Smart Devices: IBM and the University of Florida are working…

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IBM, colleges, accessibility

See the IBM press release “IBM to Help Colleges Make Software More Accessible for Disabled and Aged”: NORTHRIDGE, CA–(MARKET WIRE)–Mar 23, 2007 — IBM (NYSE:IBM – News) today announced that it will work with academia to build a worldwide repository of materials that will enable student developers to make software…

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Office 2.0 Conference: “One Day in the Life of an Office 2.0 Worker” panel

Moderator: Matt Marshall Participants: Eric Hoffert, TJ Kang, Tom Snyder, Sridhar Vembu, Kevin Warnock, David Young This panel consists of various startups trying to do realtime online demos of their offerings. We’re in the second one and so far they both sound like pitches for VCs (probably are, and there…

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IBM Accessibility ODF Coding Challenge 2006

Today we’re officially announcing the IBM Accessibility ODF Coding Challenge 2006, a contest for university students that combines open standards, open source, and accessibility. Our goal is to train hundreds if not thousands of college software engineering students to create great software that is accessible to all people, right from…

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IBM, Standards, Developers, China

Several weeks ago I mentioned that there was a new site on IBM developerWorks to help Russian developers get started with free and open source software. There is a new “Kick-start your Java apps” developerWorks site that makes it easy to get Eclipse, DB2 Express-C, and WebSphere Application Server Community…

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IBM, Russia, Standards

We announced a new initiative today to stimulate use of open standards by developers in Russia. Here’s a bit from the press release: IBM Delivers Free Software and Technical Resources to Help Russian Developers Adopt Open Standards Friday February 3, 2:00 pm ET ARMONK, NY–(MARKET WIRE)–Feb 3, 2006 — IBM…

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Some links for 7 April, 2005

U.K.-funded initiative to push open source Open-source group to corral licenses IBM: Proprietary technology not enough Why vendors tout “SOAs” IBM exec: U.S. could learn from EU, China on intellectual property What is: WIKI? Get the Facts Right on Linux, Microsoft InfoWorld: New Linux initiative targets Germany’s financial sector

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