The Standards Blog


Tuesday, October 25th, 2005 @ 01:34 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 4,469

Only a short time ago Corel and Microsoft each said "no way" to supporting OpenDocument. Now they're both saying something different -- and they're both hoping that you're not paying too close attention.

Friday, October 21st, 2005 @ 01:37 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,492

A reporter asks me what I know about a challenge to the adoption of OpenDocument in Massachusetts.

Thursday, October 20th, 2005 @ 01:38 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 4,577

Microsoft says that they're not yet willing to support OpenDocument, but will do so if their customers demand it. It looks like they won't have to bother, because someone else is going to do the job for them.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005 @ 01:39 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 4,141

What do you do when the chance of a lifetime comes along to break out of the basement? If you're Corel, you stick your head in the sand.

Monday, October 17th, 2005 @ 01:41 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 4,870

What don't you need when you have two rival groups, each pushing their own standard within the IEEE 801.11n working group? A third, formed outside the IEEE, that says "take our proposal instead, or we'll go it alone."

Friday, October 14th, 2005 @ 01:42 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,648

David Berlind has done a great job of doing some deep digging on what the players knew, and when they knew it, as Massachusetts made its OpenDocument decision. I interviewed all of the same players (and more)while the decision was being made, and fill in some of the gaps.

Monday, October 10th, 2005 @ 11:32 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 3,090

Has Microsoft said "Never!" on OpenDocument? No - the prospects for future OpenDocument support are a matter of "evaluating the flow of customer requirements."

Saturday, October 1st, 2005 @ 11:33 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 4,681

In an action which the White House will probably call an another example of "Old Europe" in action, the EU has broken ranks with the US over Internet governance.

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005 @ 11:34 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 2,929

When you're the 900 pound gorilla and realize you have to begin playing on the other guy’s battleground instead of your own, that’s when you know you’ve jumped the shark.

Sunday, September 18th, 2005 @ 11:35 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 2,814

If you visit Groklaw, you know about The Daemon, the Gnu and the Penguin, a new book by Peter Salus being serialized there, with a new chapter appearing each Thursday. Of course, if you don't visit Groklaw, you probably wouldn't want to admit it, since Groklaw has long been one of the "be there or be square" hangouts on the Web for those of the open source persuasion and their fellow travelers.