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November, 2005

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I've been at Microsoft since 1995, and have had the opportunity to work with some great people on hard problems. I spent two years doing field tech specialist work on infrastructure products and then moved to issue-based projects. I was the first full-time employee working on Y2K issues, then part of the Security Response Center, and then into a five-year project building up the Shared Source initiative and really focusing on OSS issues. For the past two years I have been focused on interoperability and standards.

Outside of work, my first love is my family. I know that sounds hackneyed, but it is true. Due to work, I don't get enough time with my wife and boys. My one personal indulgence is mountain biking, and I certainly don't do enough of that to be good at it. My most important contribution to science so far is a complete and total validation of the law of gravity. I have proved beyond the shadow of a doubt that it works every time.

As for my blog - it has opened the door for some absolutely great conversations with people I would never have come into contact with any other way. The issues that interest me the most are at the intersection of business, technology, policy, and intellectual property - so that is what I blog about. I am fascinated by the multitude of approaches that exist within the realm of the software community. I don't blog about my family, or what my cats are doing, or what is going on in my home town. This blog is 100% about work and it will stay that way.

Thanks to everyone who reads and comments here.

- Jason

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    Dynamic...Static...hmmm

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    Updated the post - the link to the pictures at the end should be fixed. (That's what you get for setting up something in 3 minutes from O'Hare between flights.) Also putting in a great comment I got privately by someone who asks to remain annonymous....
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    Office Docs and Open

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    Today Microsoft announced the intent to submit the Office "12" XML file formats to Ecma International to become an open standard. I'm guessing there might be more than 5 articles written about it and maybe even a few bloggers will post. Is it really worth...
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    Software In My Car

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    A few weeks ago I picked up a brand new Toyata Prius. The nerd in me loves this thing and I have been very pleased about my visits to the gas station. Nine gallons is getting me around 385 miles and then I go and spend a whopping $17 at the gas station...
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    New Shared Source Release - MBS Solomon

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    Once again my friend Matt Asay is putting on a strong show at OSBC East . The OSBC conferences have been interesting to me because of their focus on those that are building businesses around OSS . In my keynote on Wed. this week I will be taking a look...
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    Wild World of Slashdot

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    My OSBC keynote seems to have kicked off an interesting discussion on Slashdot . Overall the discussion is erudite and going in some interesting directions. It is pretty obvious that the simple fact that I work for Microsoft has colored the impression...
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