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China Announces it will License WAPI to Westerners

ChinaA Chinese news source is reporting that the rights to implement its home-grown WAPI standard may now be licensed by anyone - and not just domestic companies - in an effort to push for global adoption of the standard.
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A Glimmer of Hope on the Patent Mess Horizon

Open Source/Open StandardsIBM and other companies have announced three new initiatives with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that are intended to stop bad patents from issuing, and rank those that do anyway.
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Emerging Giant - Reemerging Issue

ChinaA major trade dispute erupted between the United States and China in 2004 over a wireless standard, and then dropped out of sight. Is it about to reemerge?
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New Acting MA CIO Appointed, and Full Speed Ahead with ODF

OpenDocument and OOXMLMassachusetts appoints an acting successor to Peter Quinn, and says more concretely than ever "full speed ahead with ODF"
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News Sources of the Year Awards for 2005

General NewsEach year I recognize the most newsworthy standards organizations and the news services that did the best job covering that news. This year, I'm also recognizing the best individual journalists, bloggers and community sites as well.
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MA Secretary Trimarco Confirms Administration Support for ODF

OpenDocument and OOXMLI'm happy to exclusively report that the senior administration official in charge of the Information Technology Division has confirmed that the deployment of OpenDocument will go forward.
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Objectivity and my Secret Life as Simon Hoggart

General NewsOn this New Years Day weekend, an alert reader and blogger in his own right forces me to reflect on the timeless question posed in 1969 by the Firesign Theatre, "How can you be two places at once, when you're really no where at all?"
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Thanks, Peter; Hail and Farewell

OpenDocument and OOXMLAs Peter Quinn steps out of the spotlight, we owe him our thanks. And we should have respect for his privacy.
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Lest Things Fall Apart

OpenDocument and OOXMLOut of a hundred "me too" articles is one that has something new and important to say
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From Blogs to the Media: News of Quinn's Resignation Spreads (Slowly)

OpenDocument and OOXMLIt's been 24 hours since I first reported that Peter Quinn had resigned as the CIO of Massachusetts. In this entry, I pull together all of the additional information of note that has appeared on line thus far, including further details regarding why Quinn resigned, an official statement regarding what Massachusetts will do next regarding ODF, and the first report from the Boston Globe. I also follow the bread crumbs that show how news travels from the Blogosphere to the traditional media when a story breaks - in a word, it travels "slowly".