The Standards Blog


Saturday, December 10th, 2005 @ 11:05 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 5,814

It's no surprise that Peter Quinn has been cleared in the investigation over his travel records. But the story won't be over until the Globe tells its readers why it took it upon itself to instigate this fruitless investigation to begin with.

Thursday, December 8th, 2005 @ 11:06 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 2,587

Everything is going as planned (by Microsoft)in Ecma, as the XML Reference Schema Working Group is approved, with only one vote against, and one abstention.

Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 @ 11:07 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 2,818

The action continues thick and fast, including a letter of protest from the Computer and Communications Industry Association to Ecma.

Tuesday, December 6th, 2005 @ 11:08 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 5,900

I've received a copy of the charter for the proposed Ecma working group that would "standardize" the Microsoft XML Reference Schema. "Rubberstamp" is the better word, if Ecma's members vote to proceed.

Monday, December 5th, 2005 @ 11:09 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 2,610

Team ODF made a big play today, with Big Blue carrying the ball deep back into Microsoft territory.

Sunday, December 4th, 2005 @ 11:10 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 4,799

Two weeks ago, the U.S. pulled off an Internet governance coup in Tunisia. Today, ICANN's Board of Directors is meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. In between, among other things, ICANN was hit with three new law suits relating to how it does its job. If it's not one thing, it's another.

It's been just over two weeks since the World Summit for the Information Society folded up its tents (literally) in Tunis. I've been following the WSIS process for two years, and cumulating blog entries and news items for the last six months here. I also dedicated this November's issue of the Consortium Standards Bulletin to the "compromise" that left the root zone of the Internet to the management of the U.S., and created a new Internet Governance Forum to accommodate the desires of the rest of the world to participate in decision making regarding the future use and impact of the Internet.


Now that everyone is back home, how is it going? Here are a few notes and reports from all over that give a sense of what's been happening.

Thursday, December 1st, 2005 @ 11:11 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 3,750

The important part of Microsoft's covenant not to sue is only one sentence long. Here are about 100 that try to explain what it means.

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005 @ 11:13 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 2,666

IBM's Bob Sutor writes to Romney's office to point out that IBM's 5,000 Massachusetts' jobs are squarely behindn ODF

Monday, November 28th, 2005 @ 11:15 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 2,893

The British Library was prominently featured in the November 22 announcement by Microsoft as a supporter of its plan to offer the Microsoft SML Reference Schema to Ecma and ISO. But what does that exactly mean?

Monday, November 28th, 2005 @ 11:14 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 2,405

Everybody had a lot to say about Microsoft's announcement last week. Here's a sampling.