OFE objects to EIF 2.0

In a press release, OpenForum Europe (OFE) has reacted rather strongly to the latest draft, presumably leaked, of the European Interoperability Framework. From the introduction to the document: Brussels, 9th November 2009 – OFE has reacted strongly against a leaked draft of the revision to the European Interoperability Framework (EIF),…

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Linux, Virtualization, and Clouds

The presentation I gave yesterday at Cloud Expo Europe is now available online. As with most presentations, the slides are meant to drive the discussion and not be 100% expositionally complete. In particular, my thesis in this talk is that virtualization (or “virtualisation,” for you Brits) is essential for clouds…

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Some “OOXML has trouble” items from around the web

From the Financial Times, “Brussels to probe votes on Microsoft standard”: It asked standards organisations for views on these charges and any supporting details. It was unclear on Tuesday how many standards organisations worldwide had been contacted by the Commission. However, several national organisations in Europe confirmed they had received…

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Monday morning: OOXML BRM tidbits

I’m in Geneva this week because I’m taking part in the Open Forum Europe conference “Standards and the Future of the Internet.” In addition, of course, the ISO/IEC OOXML Ballot Resolution Meeting is taking place this week. The OFE organizers have to gone to great pains to make it clear…

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Next week

Next week this blog will return to its regularly scheduled breadth of programming which has been interrupted for various reasons such as the expanding OOXML debacle, Summer, and other things. I hit the road on Sunday for Europe and will end the week in Poland at the 17th Economic Forum…

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Catching up

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, and some antibiotics should get me back into shape. I’m…

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#4. My Favorites from 2006 – October through December

This is the fourth part of some reminiscences of my blogging experience from 2006. See the bottom for links to all four parts. I didn’t blog much in the 10 days before and the few days after the November 7 election since I was volunteering on my wife Judith’s campaign…

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