The Standards Blog


Wednesday, October 19th, 2005 @ 01:39 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 4,147

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: 4,877

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: 2,654

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: 3,094

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: 4,691

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: 2,931

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: 2,832

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.

Saturday, September 17th, 2005 @ 11:36 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 2,622

When John Winthrop thrust the colonists of Massachusetts in 1630 into the role of an example to the world, did he set the psychology in place for a decision by a Massachusetts CIO 375 years later?

Sunday, September 11th, 2005 @ 11:37 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 3,402

Nothing lasts forever. Not you. Not me. And certainly not consortia.

Saturday, September 10th, 2005 @ 11:37 AM
Contributed by: updegrove
Views: 4,348

What do 13 nations concerned with Open ICT Systems and 13 European companies wanting to roll the U.S. and Japan in middleware have in common? They both made major announcements this week.