The U.K. Cabinet Office accomplished today what Massachusetts set out (unsuccessfully) to achieve ten years ago: it formally required compliance with the Open Document Format (ODF) by software to be purchased in the future across all government bodies.
What it was like to develop "open source software" before it even had a name
Can search results this high really have another explanation?
In which the ability of open standards to break even the most monolithic IT monopolies is explained and explored
The answer to that question is "more than you may think"
Yes, there is an answer to that question for self-published authors
In this chapter I review how a tiny software company achieved dominance on the desktop
Setting the State: Products, Innovation and Market Share
Being the story of the greatest standards war of all time
One of the big frustrations of writing a book is that while Microsoft Word can be used for creating and formatting a book, it’s a real pain in the neck for ordinary mortals to use it for that purpose. Hmm. What's up with that?
One of the frustrating things about learning your around the self-publishing landscape is that there’s a flood of data but no way to qualify it.
The comments on the UK Cabinet Office Standards policy are coming in thick, fast, and overwhelmingly in support of ODF over OOXML.
Adoption of ODF by the UK is NOT a done deal yet, and Microsoft is asking it's business partners to stand up and be counted
The next RedHat won't be just another company repurposing OSS with some icing on the top. It will be one at the heart of a new ecosystem
The difference between success and time suck is a well-thought out plan to reach the right target market
Europe has decided to appoint itself as referee of the Internet Governance debate. But will others see it that way?
Ten years ago this month I predicted that the traditional practice of developing standards would no longer be sufficient to provide solutions to ICT challenges. Guess what?
In the last post, we talked about the different types of Web sites you can create or take advantage of. In this entry, we’ll talk about actually creating the Web-based pages you’ll need to sell your self-published book
It was ten years ago that the CIO of Massachusetts rattled the desktop world by endorsing ODF. Now its the UK Cabinet Office's turn
It’s obvious that any self-published author needs a Web presence. But where to begin?