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Leading Standards Organizations Assert Principles of a "New Global Standards Paradigm"

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Aug 31, 2012 3:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The big news in the standards arena yesterday was a joint announcement by five of the standards setting organizations (SSOs) that have been most essential to the creation of the Internet and the Web. Joint announcements by SSOs are rare, and the subject matter of this announcement was more so: each organization was joining in the endorsement of a set of five principles that they assert support a “new paradigm for standards” development.

Apple, Samsung, and the Red Queen's Gambit

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Aug 27, 2012 5:10 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Lately, we've all gotten used to analogizing patents to nuclear weapons, and equating patent strategies to those that would have led to mutually assured destruction. But in the case of the current patent wars focusing on mobile devices, trench war may provide a more apt metaphor.

Office to Become Fully Open XML Compliant (at last)

Yesterday - after only 7 years - Microsoft announced that its next version of Office will fully implement a standard that the vendor spent three years battling to get the world to adopt.

Senate Holds Hearing on "Standards Essential Patents"

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jul 11, 2012 10:23 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
If you've been following the ongoing mobile operating system wars between companies like Motorola Mobility, Apple, Google and Samsung, you may be interested in a key hearing in the U.S. Senate today. The results could impact not only these companies, but every user of technology.

EU Clears Way to Use Consortium Standards

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jun 8, 2012 6:10 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
While the decade long debate in the European Union over the definition of “open standards” has been well-publicized, it may come as a surprise to some that EU member nations are required to utilize a second standards filter in public procurement as well.

US role in Stuxnet Revealed

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Jun 2, 2012 12:11 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Ever since the Stuxnet worm was first discovered in the wild by cybersecurity experts, the world has wondered who had developed the worm, and why. Once it became known the primary target of the worm was Iran’s Natanz nuclear enrichment facility, suspicion immediately formed around Israeli and/or U.S. involvement.

Flame and DuQu: Precursors to “Weapons of Mass Cyber Destruction?”

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on May 30, 2012 10:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Up until now, the ultra-sophisticated Stuxnet computer worm has held pride of place as the most impressive cyber weapon known to have been launched against an international opponent. Happily, while the number of garden variety cyber attacks continues to rise, malware with the sophistication of Stuxnet has been extremely rare.  Recently, though, two new programs have been uncovered that appear to equal or exceed the complexity of Stuxnet.  And that's not good.

Adventures in Self-Publishing: The Electric Kool-Aid Book Promotion Test

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on May 5, 2012 2:30 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
It’s been awhile since I last provided an update on my adventures in book self-publishing, but that doesn’t mean that I haven’t been busy. Quite the contrary – I’ve been as busy as ever. That said, the questions for me are the same as for you: where exactly have I been, and where should I go next?

Life Imitates Art in Pyongyang and Washington

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Apr 12, 2012 11:37 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In an interesting example of life imitating art, the events unfolding in North Korea this week are directly paralleling those that I envisioned in my book, The Alexandria Project. 

Adventures in Self-Publishing: Google Pulls the Plug on its Indie Bookstore Reseller Program

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Apr 6, 2012 10:45 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
In a blow to diversity and independence in book publishing and distribution, Google announced yesterday that it will discontinue its partnering portal with independent bookstores next January (reproduced in full at the end of this blog entry).

The Global Knock-on Effects of China’s Home-Grown Standards Preferences

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Apr 2, 2012 3:48 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
For years now, China has annually invested hundreds of millions of dollars in developing and implementing a sophisticated IT standards strategy. That strategy is intended to advance a variety of national interests, most obviously to enable Chinese manufacturers to retain a larger share of domestic market sales, and gain a larger and higher margin share of global sales.  But there are other motivations at work as well, one of which ensuring that Chinese authorities can keep a close watch on the Chinese people.

Lafayette Deception Ch 13: What Goes Around (can come back to bite you)

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Mar 19, 2012 1:52 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
First the engine of the minibus died, and then the lights. In the sudden darkness, Frank’s light-bedazzled eyes could see nothing, leaving him temporarily immobilized. He heard the door to the VW open and close quietly. And then, a quiet voice from a shadowy figure by his side.

Adventures in Self-Publishing, Chap. 13: The Future of Writing and Publishing

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Mar 9, 2012 3:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
About two weeks ago I interrupted my current cybersecurity thriller series to post an essay I titled "Intermission: The High Cost of Free." That post generated some interesting responses, some appearing as public comments and others arriving by email.  Two struck me as being particularly relevant to this series, because they suggest the goal posts between which the future of writing and publishing is likely to lie.

Lafayette Deception, Ch. 12: In-tro-du-cing the Next President of the United States!

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Mar 5, 2012 1:20 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Frank closed the back door of his camper behind him and peered carefully around its corner. Only a few cars and pickup trucks shared the lot with him now, one of which must hold the person who was helping himself to Frank’s wireless connection.

Interoperability, Standards and Market Power

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Mar 2, 2012 6:07 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Yesterday the European Commission issued a brief press release announcing that it has opened a formal investigation to "assess whether The MathWorks Inc., a U.S.-based software company, has distorted competition in the market for the design of commercial control systems by preventing competitors from achieving interoperability with its products."

The Lafayette Deception, Chap. 11: I Guess I've Just Got to be Frank with You

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 27, 2012 12:27 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Frank shook his head in disbelief as he turned his radio off. Who could have predicted that talking heads on the evening news would ever look to Fidel Castro to provide a cogent assessment of an American primary season? 

Adventures in Self-Publishing, Chap. 12: What I Learned Along the Way

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 25, 2012 1:55 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
We’ve now gone through all the steps of self-publishing a book, so this week is summing up time: I’ll try and pull together the most important things I learned along the way, and especially those that I wished I’d known before I started. 

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About FRAND (But didn’t know who to ask)

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 21, 2012 1:50 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The acronym “FRAND” is very much in the news today, and with good reason. So intense is the competition to control the future of mobile devices that not only standards, but the finer details relating to the pledging of patents to facilitate the implementation of standards, have become the subject of headlines in the technology press.

The Lafayette Deception - Intermission: The High Price of

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 20, 2012 2:33 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
As you may have noticed, last Monday passed without my posting a new chapter of The Lafayette Deception. I’d like to explain why, and also invite you to reflect on the role that the consumer of creative work will play in the future of writing.

Adventures in Self-Publishing, Chap. 11: How to Promote your Book (Part II)

  • ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove (Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Feb 18, 2012 3:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Last week we talked about the concepts and goals behind launching a book promotion campaign.  This week, we’ll get down in the weeds, and talk about the specific tactics you can use to spread the word.  

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