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Micron Sues Rambus (after all, it was their turn)

Intellectual property RightsGeorge Harrison wrote of the "Sue me - Sue You Blues." Rambus, Micron, Infineon and Samsung have been singing that one for years, and today Micron Technologies began a new verse, with its latest suit against Rambus. It all relates to a JEDEC standard setting initiative from the early 1990s, but it has reshaped standard setting.
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Open Source Business Conference West, Open Standards and Open Source

OpenDocument and OOXMLOn Wednesday I moderated a panel at the Open Source Business Conference in San Francisco. Gavin Clark at The Register.com titled his story about the session "Microsoft ignites idea of independent versions of Office" and subtitled it "Rivals Flame Redmond." That's a bit overwrought, but it was an interesting session none the less.
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The Globe Ombudsman Responds

OpenDocument and OOXMLYesterday I reported on the December 12 promise by the Boston Globe's ombudsman to look into how the story that contributed to the resignation of Massachusetts CIO Peter Quinn, and the fact that nothing had been heard since. Last night I got a response.
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When the Ombudsman Becomes Part of the Story

OpenDocument and OOXMLIt was on December 12, 2005 that Boston Globe ombudsman Richard Chacon promised to investigate how the article by Steve Kurkjian that helped to drive Peter Quinn from office came to be written. What's happened since then? As the reporters say, "Repeated requests for comment have remained unanswered"
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Peter Quinn Tells it Like it Was

OpenDocument and OOXMLPeter Quinn is out on the hustings telling his story, and for the first time has posted his slide show for public view. Here's what he has to say.
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What's in a Name? Ecma, C++/CLI and Microsoft's XML Reference Schema

OpenDocument and OOXMLC++/CLI, like the XML Reference Schema, was submitted by Microsoft to Ecma for adoption as a standard and fast-tracking through ISO for global adoption. Last week, it hit a bump in the road.
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IBM, Sun (and OpenOffice!) Say "No Way" to VNUnet OpenOffice.org Control Story

OpenDocument and OOXMLAn article in Vnunet.com seems to say that there's a rift between Sun and IBM at OpenOffice.org, and that Sun is fighting to hang on to the OpenOffice.org code. I asked Bob Sutor and Simon Phipps, and they both say, "no way."
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Welcoming Louis Gutierrez

OpenDocument and OOXMLLouis Gutierrez took over Peter Quinn's old job as Massachusetts State CIO yesterday. He also got a major vote of confidence from Computerworld Editor-in-Chief Don Tennant.
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The Other Side of the ODF Coin: an interview with Mass. Supervisor of Records Alan Cote

OpenDocument and OOXMLOne of the most vocal opponents of the Massachusetts ODF policy has been Supervisor of Records Alan N. Cote. Last week, Alan suggested that we have a chat, and here's what he had to say.
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Upgrading the Internet - a Sobering Assessment

Semantic & NextGen WebA report by a U.S. Department of Commerce Task Force concludes that transitioning the Internet from IPv4 to IPv6 will be much like all too many other IT upgrades âₓ long, tedious, expensive, doubtful in their ultimate benefits âₓ and ultimately unavoidable.