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Election Day: What would Darwin Think?
Standards Blog - August 23, 2015:
...This divergence of opinion is not simply random, of course. If you boil down all of the points of disagreement, one philosophical difference always seems to emerge. Not the only difference, perhaps, but one that seems to underpin and resonate with any other tenet you may discern amid all of the heated rhetoric and dubious justifications.
That difference boils down to this: do we think that a safe, secure and prosperous future can only be ours if we give the individual the greatest freedom of action with the fewest economic burdens, or do we believe that such a result can only be obtained if we empower the government to look out for all members of society, and accept the costs and impositions on…
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UK launches its next OGP Action Plan
EC Joinup – August 27, 2105: Open policy making, Open Data and international cooperation are three pillars that UK Minister for the Cabinet Office Matt Hancock wants to be included in the 2015 UK Action Plan, according to a speech given by the minister to mark the launch of a new Open Government Partnership (OGP) action plan (Transcript is accessible on the gov.uk website).
The UK joined OGP in 2011 and implemented its first Action Plan for 2012- 2013 and is currently implementing its second plan for 2013-2015....Citizen participation is also on the agenda with a clear focus on increasing people's involvement.... ...Full Story
Lafayette Triumphs (Five Stars)
Amazon customer Reviews – August 26, 2105: Smart, sharp, technical, topical, political, amusing book I devoured in a few days. Fun flashes of the past (like a reference to Butch Cassidy and Sundance), great turns of phrase (like "Pox News"), themes that struck chords in a guy with a growing pate (like me), and effective and believable computer buzz that braids with political intrigue and chess-like strategy. Romance, book-writing subplots, and threatening moments (of kidnapping and disappearance) add spice to a tasteful mix. I look forward to running into Frank again. ...Full Story
Open data critical success factors strongly dependant on context
EC joinup – August 26, 2105: It's not a given that an open data initiative will become successful. Only a limited number of datasets are actually used, user support is limited, and the generation of value is seldom demonstrated. A group of researchers from the Netherlands, Sweden, Greece and Austria have identified 64 critical success factors for the publication and use of open data. They found, however, that the criticality of these factors depends considerably on the context of the initiative.... ...Full Story
Government seeks open standards feedback
Government [UK] Computing – August 25, 2105: The government has launched a consultation on how best to proceed with several open standards proposals that will support inter-connected systems and more cost efficient digital transformation across Whitehall.
Under the consultation process, which is open until September 14, individuals are being asked to sign into the government's Standards Hub to provide feedback around user needs, the best available open formats and wider potential problems concerning three key proposals.... ...Full Story
ICANN Website Breached, Passwords Obtained by an Unauthorized Person
CircleID – August 24, 2105: Usernames/email addresses and encrypted passwords for profile accounts created on the ICANN.org public website have been obtained by an unauthorized person, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers announced Wednesday night. According to ICANN, there is no evidence that any internal ICANN systems were accessed without authorization. "While investigations are ongoing, the encrypted passwords appear to have been obtained as a result of unauthorized access to an external service provider."... ...Full Story
MIIT Releases Implementation Plan for National Five-Year IPR Strategy
USITO.org Weekly – August 24, 2105: In support of the State Council's five-year action plan (2014-2020) for national IPR strategy, on August 11, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) issued its implementation framework, with a stated aim of significantly improving the creation, use, management and service capabilities of intellectual property rights in the telecommunication and information technology industries.
MIIT listed six key work priorities in the document,... ...Full Story
Attention Standards Newbies: Free ANSI Standards Simulation Event during World Standards Week Registration is Limited to Students and Young, Emerging Professionals
ANSI Weekly News – August 21, 2105: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is pleased to announce that a workshop simulating the experience of taking part in the process of creating voluntary consensus standards will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, in Washington, DC. The standards simulation event is part of World Standards Week 2015, the standardization community's annual series of events.
The event will make use of two standards simulation exercises that are designed to gain a better understanding of what standards are and how they are developed through consensus-building processes.... ...Full Story
ANSI in China Newsletter Details Policy and Standardization Updates
ANSI Weekly News – August 20, 2105: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) international policy department has released the first English version of its new ANSI in China Newsletter, a resource for updates on technical activities, policy decisions, trade matters, and other information of interest to ANSI members operating in or interacting with China. The debut edition is complimentary and available to all interested stakeholders in the standardization community, and can be accessed [at linked article].
The reform of China's standardization system has been underway for several years, and ANSI's international policy department will continue to monitor China's reform and update members accordingly through the new publication, which is available in two versions and will be published quarterly. The first is written in Mandarin Chinese with content targeted toward a China-based audience of both ANSI members and partner organizations. Past issues are available here. The second is written in English with content targeted toward a U.S.-based audience, and future editions will be exclusive to ANSI members only.... ...Full Story
A Very Timely Read! (Five Stars)
Amazon customer Reviews – August 19, 2105: Andrew Updegrove's second Frank Adversego thriller is alarmingly timely. If you've been wondering just how the cartoon characters who purport to represent our interests are planning to get elected, I strongly recommend this thoroughly enjoyable, slightly terrifying, read. Updegrove has plenty of fun along the way as our hero unravels the tangled web of cyber crime and political egos surrounding a fictional upcoming election. ...Full Story
New IO Visor Project to Advance Linux Networking and Virtualization for Modern Data Centers
The Linux Foundation – August 19, 2105: The Linux Foundation...today announced the IO Visor Project. Founding members of IO Visor include Barefoot Networks, Broadcom, Canonical, Cavium, Cisco, Huawei, Intel, PLUMgrid and SUSE.
This Linux Foundation Collaborative Project will advance IO and networking technologies to address new requirements presented by cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). An industry transformation is underway in which virtualization is accelerating and driving the IT industry to seek faster service delivery and higher efficiency. As virtualization of compute, storage and networking continues to grow, fundamental changes in the way IO and networking subsystems are designed are required....IO Visor is an open source project and community of developers that will enable a new way to innovate, develop and share IO and networking functions. It will provide a neutral forum in which participants can contribute and advance technology for an open programmable data plane for modern IO and networking applications and will provide development tools for the creation of high-speed, event-driven functions for distributed network environments from the data center to IoT and more.... ...Full Story
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