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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?

Adventures in Self-Publishing: Rediscovering GoodReads

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.

My Comments as Posted to the UK Cabinet Office Standards Hub (now it's your turn)

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 25, 2014 7:41 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The comments on the UK Cabinet Office Standards policy are coming in thick, fast, and overwhelmingly in support of ODF over OOXML.

Comment Deadline on UK Cabinet Office “ODF Only” Policy is February 26

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 21, 2014 5:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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

A Credible Formula for Launching the RedHats of the Future

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

Adventures in Self-Publishing: Using Social Media to Promote your Book

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 16, 2014 4:11 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The difference between success and time suck is a well-thought out plan to reach the right target market

European Commission declares itself an “Honest broker in future global negotiations on Internet Governance”

Europe has decided to appoint itself as referee of the Internet Governance debate. But will others see it that way?

The Age of “Commonalities” has Arrived

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 7, 2014 5:09 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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?

Adventures in Self-Publishing: Establishing a Web Presence (Part II)

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 3, 2014 4:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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

UK Cabinet Office Signals Move Towards Open Source Office Suites

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jan 30, 2014 10:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
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

Adventures in Self-Publishing: Establishing a Web Presence (Part I)

It’s obvious that any self-published author needs a Web presence. But where to begin?

Adventures in Self-Publishing: Launching a Promotional Campaign

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jan 17, 2014 8:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
According to proponents of the Brave New World of self-publishing, there’s never been a better time to write a book.  Really?

When FRAND meets FOSS: Bottom Up or Top Down?

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Dec 23, 2013 9:06 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The US and the EU have totally different approaches when it comes to IT policy. Which will be the right one this time around?

WIPO Builds a FRAND Arbitration Business (but will they come?)

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Dec 13, 2013 1:37 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ever since Apple kicked off the mobile platform wars, the courts have been clogged with disputes. And the regulators aren't happy about that.

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