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Microsoft Says "Maybe Someday" on OpenDocument

OpenDocument and OOXMLHas Microsoft said "Never!" on OpenDocument? No - the prospects for future OpenDocument support are a matter of "evaluating the flow of customer requirements."
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Internet Governance Takes a Turn

WSIS/Internet GovernanceIn an action which the White House will probably call an another example of "Old Europe" in action, the EU has broken ranks with the US over Internet governance.
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Proprietary Systems Jump the Shark

Open Source/Open StandardsWhen you're the 900 pound gorilla and realize you have to begin playing on the other guy’s battleground instead of your own, that’s when you know you’ve jumped the shark.
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The Daemon, the Gnu and the Penguin

Open Source/Open StandardsIf you visit Groklaw, you know about The Daemon, the Gnu and the Penguin, a new book by Peter Salus being serialized there, with a new chapter appearing each Thursday. Of course, if you don't visit Groklaw, you probably wouldn't want to admit it, since Groklaw has long been one of the "be there or be square" hangouts on the Web for those of the open source persuasion and their fellow travelers.
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As an IT Center on a Hill?

OpenDocument and OOXMLWhen John Winthrop thrust the colonists of Massachusetts in 1630 into the role of an example to the world, did he set the psychology in place for a decision by a Massachusetts CIO 375 years later?
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Embedded Linux Consortium, R.I.P.

Open Source/Open StandardsNothing lasts forever. Not you. Not me. And certainly not consortia.
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Standards Numerology: The Magic Number is "13"

Open Source/Open StandardsWhat do 13 nations concerned with Open ICT Systems and 13 European companies wanting to roll the U.S. and Japan in middleware have in common? They both made major announcements this week.
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Stock Analyst Eats Own Foot

Open Source/Open StandardsWhat's important about a standards story? Well, that depends on your audience, doesn't it?
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Semantic Web Week (Part II)

Semantic & NextGen WebThe profile of the Semantic Web continues to rise with an increasing number of interesting and diverse articles in the press and on line. Here are some more.
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(Looks Like its) Semantic Web Week

Semantic & NextGen WebIt seems that this is the week that the Ontologists and the Anarcho-Populists are taking to the streets to debate the One True Way to the Next Generation of the Web.