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What Happened to Open Source at Tunis?

WSIS/Internet Governance19,000 people went to Tunis to figure out how to bridge the Digital Divide between the first and the third world. How could the hundreds of press representatives there have found virtually nothing about open source worth reporting?
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Spin Sets in on Internet Governance Compromise

WSIS/Internet GovernanceIn the run up to the Tunis Summit, someone blinked on the face-off over Internet governance. The questions is, who - the U.S.? The opposition? Or maybe both? For now, its all spin.
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Linda Hamel Files the ITD's Brief on ODF

OpenDocument and OOXMLLinda Hamel, the General Counsel of the Massachusetts Information Technology Division (ITD) has filed her brief in support of the ITD's ODF policy. Here it is.
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Accessibility and ODF

OpenDocument and OOXMLSun 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.
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A Nasty Little Turf Battle (Massachusetts Style)

OpenDocument and OOXMLODF 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.
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ODF Notes and Reports from All Over (Installment III)

OpenDocument and OOXMLToday'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.
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ODF Update: What Will Happen Next on Beacon Hill and When

OpenDocument and OOXMLIt'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.
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Next Steps and ODF: It's all about Education, Education (and Education)

OpenDocument and OOXMLThe 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.
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ODF and the Process of SuperIntegration/Creation

OpenDocument and OOXMLThe 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"
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ODF Notes and Reports From All Over [Installment II]

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