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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.

OpenForum Europe Challenges Governments to Walk the Open Format Walk

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Sep 15, 2014 4:39 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It seems like for governments, openness is one of those things that "says easy, does hard"

U.K. Cabinet Office Adopts ODF as Exclusive Standard for Sharable Documents

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jul 22, 2014 5:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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.

Celebrating 30 Years of the X Windows System

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andrew Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jun 24, 2014 4:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
What it was like to develop "open source software" before it even had a name

More on Google’s Search Algorithm (does it favor Google+?)

Can search results this high really have another explanation?

ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words Chapter 5 - Open Standards

In which the ability of open standards to break even the most monolithic IT monopolies is explained and explored

It’s Document Freedom Day 2014: What Does that Mean for You?

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Mar 26, 2014 8:19 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The answer to that question is "more than you may think"

Adventures in Self-Publishing: To Advertise or Not to Advertise?

Yes, there is an answer to that question for self-published authors

ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words - Chapter 3: What a Difference a Decade Can Make

In this chapter I review how a tiny software company achieved dominance on the desktop

ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words - Chapter 2

Setting the State: Products, Innovation and Market Share

ODF vs. OOXML: War of the Words

Being the story of the greatest standards war of all time

Why Johnny Can't Format a book

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?

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