The Standards Blog


Friday, July 22nd, 2005 @ 01:00 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
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In our June interview with Tim Berners-Lee, he predicted that the initial "Killer App" for the Semantic Web (like the original Web) might be corporate use on intranets. Guess what kind of tool Fujitsu just announced?

Thursday, July 21st, 2005 @ 01:01 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 2,623

For those of you who were reading the entries below and/or those posted by David Berlind at ZDnet on the intersection of open source and open standards, as reflected in the contretemps at Apache over WS-Security, here are a few follow on items to check out.

Sunday, July 17th, 2005 @ 01:02 PM
Contributed by: Andy Updegrove
Views: 4,732

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: 2,394

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: 2,814

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: 2,603

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: 2,861

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: 3,592

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
Views: 4,009

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: 4,362

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.