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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?

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

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