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.
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),
Mention the letters "DRM" and you're likely to immediately evoke two opposing and emotional reactions.
It seems like for governments, openness is one of those things that "says easy, does hard"
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?