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Blog Pong/Legacy Issues

Open Source/Open StandardsDavid Berlind over at ZDNet Blogs has picked up on my Apache/WS-Security post of a few days ago and quoted me extensively on why I think that Microsoft will play ball with Apache. Two reactions:...
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IPR Policies and Pixie Dust

Open Source/Open StandardsOver at ZDNet there's a fast and furious thread running, beginning with a post by David Berlind called “Apache Falls Victim to OASIS Patent Shelter.” Suffice it to say that David is connecting the dots rather differently than I did a few days ago when I blogged on the same factual situation.
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Open Source Licensing Conflicts and Security Standards (Where Have I Heard This Before?)

Open Source/Open StandardsIf the following story rings a bell, it should. Actually, it should ring several bells. Here's why.
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Whither Web 2.0?

Semantic & NextGen WebOver at Courante.com, there's a thread debating whether the Web 2.0 will be an anarchic mix of individualized, patched together next steps, or the orderly Semantic Web envisioned by Tim Berners-Lee. Well, let's think about that.
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Sourceforge + Wikipedia = Swik

Open Source/Open StandardsThe latest entry into the "now that's really cool" department (or at least my RC department) is a new, free service announced by SouceLabs, a VC backed service provider for open source software. That service is called "Swik." How cool is Swik? Very cool indeed.
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My Open Source Project Manager's insurance company? Why...

Open Source/Open StandardsWhat do an interview with Jon "Maddog" Hall and an obituary for a cartoonist have in common? Too much for good open source marketing
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U.S. Dept. of Commerce Says "Our Way or (No) Information Superhighway"

WSIS/Internet GovernanceAccording to eWeek, Assistant Secretary of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration Michael Gallagher stated during an address: "Given the Internet's importance to the world's economy, it is essential that the underlying DNS of the Internet remain stable and secure." In other words, we're going it alone again. Sound familiar?
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What in the World is WSIS?

WSIS/Internet GovernanceIf you don't know the answer to that question, you should look into it. "WSIS" is an acronym that stands for the World Summit on the Information Society, which has been convened by the United Nations, and which is administered by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the global treaty organization that manages telecommunications strategy and related matters. WSIS has been chartered with such worthy goals as ensuring that the benefits of the Internet and the Web are shared by all peoples everywhere. But it has also decided to look into the question of Internet governance -- or, as they like to say in WSIS, "Who Should Govern the Internet?"
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Coming Soon to a DVD Store Near You: MicroSoft (One Way or the Other)

Open Source/Open StandardsNot so long ago (April 21, to be exact) it was reported that the long-running battle for next-gen DVD supremacy being waged between the Blu-Ray Group camp (led by Sony) and the HD-DVD forces (commanded by NEC and Toshiba, et al.) might result in truce. Well, that didn't work out, so it's back to the arms race.