#2. If I were to build a virtual world … building up the basic model

This is the second part of my series where I’m brainstorming about some considerations regarding building a virtual world. The idea is that I discuss what I would like to see in the world (or “worlds,” as I’ll talk about today), and give you the chance to tell me why…

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Open Standards vs. Open Source, Part 2: Software

Part 1: Standards Part 2: Software Part 3: Open Source Software Part 4: The SOA Connection In Part 1 of this discussion of open standards and open source, I focused on what a standard is and what it means for it to be open. I compared a standard to a…

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Libraries associations come out with major endorsement for OpenDocument Format

See Martin Lamonica’s CNet blog entry “OpenDocument discussion veers toward consumers”, Ed Oswald’s BetaNews article “Librarians Voice Support for OpenDoc”, and Computer Business Review’s “US libraries back Massachusetts ODF plan” (there is a typo in the last paragraph: they mean Massachusetts, not Microsoft). Here is the text of the letter…

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