The Standards Blog


Wednesday, November 16th, 2005 @ 12:45 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,478

Sun Architect Peter Korn has prepared what Tim Bray terms a "massive piece" evaluating the issues, progress todate, and how it will all play in Massachusetts.

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005 @ 11:30 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 3,134

ODF today became just a political football on Beacon Hill. The original amendment intended to strip Peter Quinn and the ITD of IT policy power has now turned into an amendment to give the Secretary of the Commonwealth IT control of every agency, department -- and municipality -- in Massachusetts.

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005 @ 12:52 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,567

Today's update includes access to a verbatim transcript of the October 31 hearing, notes from the Technical breakout group at the Armonk meeting, and more.

Monday, November 14th, 2005 @ 12:54 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 3,114

It's been difficult trying to follow what's been going on in Massachusetts regarding the progress of the amendment intended to deprive the Information Technology Division of its ability to set standards policies (or do determine much of anything else). Here's an update.

Sunday, November 13th, 2005 @ 01:01 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,558

The power of the press in huge, and therefore the responsibility to get the whole story, and get it right, is huge as well. When the effort is superficial, bad things may happen.

Thursday, November 10th, 2005 @ 01:02 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,470

The ODF - Microsoft face off is good theater, but it's also an excellent example of how the Web and the Internet allow a range of opinions to emerge, become synthesized, and then result in action and innovation: a process one might call "SuperIntegration/Creation"

Thursday, November 10th, 2005 @ 12:55 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,548

Here's another edition of ODF Notes and Reports From All Over, with corporate announcements, state CIO interview answers, and more

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005 @ 01:14 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,371

IBM gives its first interview on the Armonk ODF meeting. Here's the context, and further details.

Monday, November 7th, 2005 @ 01:22 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,638

What's happened since the Armonk meeting, what will happen next, and where things stand (or not) on Beacon Hill.

Saturday, November 5th, 2005 @ 01:15 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,555

In this second report from the ODF Summit Meeting in Armonk I report on Peter Quinn's account of the past history of his efforts to reform the Commonwealth's IT infrastructure, the present challenges to those efforts, and the future that he is confident will follow.