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Holding Up Both Ends of the Bargain

OpenDocument and OOXMLI'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.
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A New WAPI - WIFI Standards War Looms

China

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.

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An Interview with Mass. Supervisor of Public Records Alan Cote

OpenDocument and OOXML

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

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Office Formats, Accessibility and Politics: Caveat Legislator

OpenDocument and OOXMLMassachusetts legislators on Beacon Hill today will see a demonstration of accessibility features for Office 7, but they won't see the complete picture.
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Badda Boom - Badda Bing! OASIS Announces the ODF Adoption Committee

OpenDocument and OOXMLHard 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.
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ODF Alliance - Who, What, Where (and Why)

OpenDocument and OOXMLHere are the details on the new ODF Alliance - who's a member, what it means, and whether its likely to succeed or fail.
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ODF Alliance Formed to Push ODF Adoption by Government

OpenDocument and OOXML36 Companies, associations and end-users have announcend the ODF Alliance in an effort to boost Government adoption of the OpenDocument Format
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The Emergence of the Digital Home

WirelessSingle standards can do small jobs, but it takes a village of standards (and standard setting organizations) to enable a Digital Home.
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Details Begin to Emerge on ECIS v. Microsoft EU Complaint

OpenDocument and OOXMLLate 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.
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It's Now a Two Front War: The ODF Allies Launch an Offensive in Europe

OpenDocument and OOXMLUntil 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.