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Standards of Political Civility and Darwin's Finches

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Aug 18, 2015 7:28 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
I wrote this piece five years ago. Sadly, it's still timely today. Only the names have been changed to update the idiots

Exclusive Presidential Debate Preview!

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Aug 5, 2015 3:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor
A couple of years ago, LXer readers followed the first dozen chapters of my second cybersecurity thriller. Now it's done, and the fictional events I dreamed up are (again) already happening in the real world. Yikes!

Effective IPR Policies and Standards Organization Success

Once upon a time, if you asked a standards setting organization what its intellectual property policy rights policy was, you’d get a simple answer: “We own the copyright in everything we produce.” Oh, to return to the good old days.

Could a Presidential Election be Hacked?

Now that’s an intriguing question, isn’t it? The answer, unfortunately, is, yes! In fact, it's probably inevitable.

The Unicode 8.0: A Song of Praise for Unsung Heroes

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jul 6, 2015 11:58 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Some people do things that make them rich and famous. Others never see the limelight, but create things that make everything else possible.They deserve recognition to.

Patents and Patent Reform: An OFE Academy Fellow Interview

A common assumption is that the availability of patents in software affects developers and users in the U.S. but not in the EU. Another is that patent holders in the US are dead set against patent reform. Neither assumption is true.

Licensing Standards that Include Code: Heads or Tails?

Once upon a time, standards were standards and open source software was open source software. Things get a lot more complicated when you start combining the two.

Sweden Moves Forward with Open Standards Requirements in Public Procurement

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jun 8, 2015 2:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The cause of open standards - including ODF - in government continues to move forward in the EU, one nation at a time.

Egregious Nonsense Regarding eBook Standards

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jun 5, 2015 6:34 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It takes something truly egregious to make me write an out and out rant. This article succeeded in spades.

S. Ct. Rules that a “Good-Faith Belief” is no Defense to Patent Infringement Liability

Last year, a panel of Circuit Court judges ruled that believing that a patent is invalid should be a defense against liability for patent infringement. Last week, the Supreme Court says no dice. Meanwhile, the poor quality of software patents stays the same.

Patent Pledges and Open Source Software Development

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on May 5, 2015 2:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Some major open source foundations now require "patent pledges." Here's what they are, and why they're being requested.

Library of Congress “Opens Up” with (wait for it…) OOXML

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 12, 2015 7:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last week, the Library of Congress announced that it will “open up with OOXML.” Nine new OOXML format descriptions will be added to the LoC Format Sustainability Website. What?

Dept. of Justice Blesses IEEE Rules on Injunctions and Reasonability

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 4, 2015 5:44 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Not so long ago, everybody was suing everybody in what quickly became knows as the "Mobile Platform Wars." That may not be so easy anymore.

In Praise of Curation

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jan 12, 2015 10:52 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It's become fashionable for content producers to rail against the concept of “curation” in the Age of the Internet. But that sells both sides short - content producers and consumers alike.

Flash! Amazon Acts like For-Profit Company!

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Dec 30, 2014 12:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Many self-published authors believe that Amazon is the patron saint of writers, and that anyone who thinks otherwise is suffering from "Amazon Derangement Syndrome." Until now...

VC Madness Redux: Stop them Before they Kill the Economy Again

  • Consortiuminfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Dec 17, 2014 9:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Heaven help us all, they’re doing it again. The “who” are the venture capitalists, and the “what” is super-inflating another start-up company bubble.

An Open Source Project for Drones (now how cool is that?)

This time, the effort being launched is called the Dronecode Project, and the code it supports controls a much hotter platfrom than a telecom backbone: unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), more popularly known simply as "drones."

Now Available as a Free Download: Research on Open Innovation

In Brussels, they really get "open." In Washington, D.C., well, not so much. It would be easy, and even no surprise, to spend a year in Washington, D.C. and never hear the word "open" used during a high level policy discussion. It's quite the opposite in Europe, where all things open (standards, source code, data and research) have been the subject of lively discussion and incorporation into core policy goals and directives. Nor has that happened by coincidence.

Linux Foundation Announces Major Network Functions Virtualization Project

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Sep 30, 2014 4:35 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Linux Foundation this morning announced the latest addition to its family of major hosted open source initiatives: the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV),

Revisiting DRM: What about Books?

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Sep 21, 2014 3:55 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Mention the letters "DRM" and you're likely to immediately evoke two opposing and emotional reactions.

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