The Standards Blog


Tuesday, March 14th, 2006 @ 09:46 AM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,671

I'm not a Boston Globe subscriber (I'm a Times man, myself), so it was alert Standards Blog reader Patrick McCormick who emailed me to let me know that Globe ombudsman Richard Chacon had written something that I'd find interesting, and he was right. Regular readers will recall that Mr. Chacon had promised way back on December 12 of last year to look into the circumstances surrounding the writing of a Globe article that contributed to the resignation of Massachusetts State CIO Peter Quinn.

Sunday, March 12th, 2006 @ 01:42 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 9,911

Two years ago, a standards war between Wi-Fi and a Chinese standard, WAPI, was averted - but only an interim compromise had been reached. After a number of recent warning signals, it now appears that the truce is over.

Thursday, March 9th, 2006 @ 01:41 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 7,601

When it comes to politics and technology, there are always (at least) two opinions. Today, I provide the full interview with Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records Alan Cote, whose views on ODF differ substantially from those usually expressed in the Standards Blog

Wednesday, March 8th, 2006 @ 01:40 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 4,622

Massachusetts legislators on Beacon Hill today will see a demonstration of accessibility features for Office 7, but they won't see the complete picture.

Tuesday, March 7th, 2006 @ 01:37 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,938

Hard on the heels of the announcement of the government-targeting ODF Alliance comes the announcement of a new initiative: the ODF Adoption Committee at OASIS, which will work to promote ODF adoption in the broader end user community.

Friday, March 3rd, 2006 @ 01:35 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 3,788

Here are the details on the new ODF Alliance - who's a member, what it means, and whether its likely to succeed or fail.

Thursday, March 2nd, 2006 @ 01:32 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,934

36 Companies, associations and end-users have announcend the ODF Alliance in an effort to boost Government adoption of the OpenDocument Format

Wednesday, March 1st, 2006 @ 01:27 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 4,880

Single standards can do small jobs, but it takes a village of standards (and standard setting organizations) to enable a Digital Home.

Sunday, February 26th, 2006 @ 01:25 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,932

Late last week the European Committee for Interoperable Systems (ECIS) filed a complaint in the EU against Microsoft, alleging anticompetitive behavior. That complaint was kept confidential, but additional details are now being (gradually) released.

Friday, February 24th, 2006 @ 01:23 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 3,271

Until now, the action on ODF vs. the Microsoft XML Reference Schema has focused on Massachusetts. In the last two days, however, the supporters of ODF have launched an offensive in Europe - making it now a two-front war.