The Standards Blog


Sunday, July 17th, 2005 @ 01:02 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
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After much anticipation, the Report of the Working Group on Internet Governance has been delivered to U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan. The much-awaited report has attracted great attention, due to its potential to threaten the hegemony of US based ICANN, the keeper of the root directory to the Internet. But instead of making such a recommendation, the report offers...four alternatives to choose from.

Friday, July 15th, 2005 @ 01:03 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,389

As with many things (including the Web), semantics have a lot to do with dialogue, or how you connect the points made on, and in the Web, as it were. So how is a demand consistent with the concept of "open standards?"

Thursday, July 14th, 2005 @ 01:04 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,812

The debate continues over how long it should take for open source and open standards to become reconciled (and the right way to get there) with a new Berlind post over at ZDNet Blogs synthesizing (well, that's probably not the right word) my comments and Larry Rosen's.

Wednesday, July 13th, 2005 @ 01:05 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,599

David 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:...

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005 @ 01:06 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,858

Over 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.

Sunday, July 10th, 2005 @ 01:07 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 3,591

If the following story rings a bell, it should. Actually, it should ring several bells. Here's why.

Friday, July 8th, 2005 @ 01:08 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
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Over at, 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.

Thursday, July 7th, 2005 @ 01:09 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 4,359

The 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.

Thursday, July 7th, 2005 @ 01:07 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 4,232

What do an interview with Jon "Maddog" Hall and an obituary for a cartoonist have in common? Too much for good open source marketing

Friday, July 1st, 2005 @ 01:12 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 4,751

According 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?