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May, 2006

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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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    Performance Matters To Customers

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    *****Updated From Original Posting***** Swashbuckler (who makes frequent, cogent arguments in the comments on my blog) made a comment on my last posting which I think is a good point of discussion. My understanding is that the performance issue...
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    Formats Performance Differential

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    I was recently pointed to an blog posting by George Ou over at ZDNet. Performance matters. http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=196
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    Interesting MS Bloggers In Europe

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    I'd like to highlight three really bright Microsoft guys who live over in Europe. They are deeply invovled with technology and our customers and have a wealth of industry experience. All three of them are active bloggers and worth the read: Jonathan...
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    Open Leads To Consulting

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    Interesting piece about the relationship between "open" and consulting revenues. I have long been banging the drum that those businesses with primary revenue streams attached to consulting practices have a strong incentive to push open source solutions...
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    Open XML Spec - Draft 1.3 Released

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    Brian Jones has posted the news that Draft 1.3 of the Open XML format spec has been posted. He has a solid blog entry on the news and rather than paraphrase it, I just copied it over here. - Jason ***** From Brian Jones' Blog ***** Draft 1.3 of...
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    XML Formats Technical Interest

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    For those of you with interest in the tech side of the XML-based file format discussion, I'd recommend you check out Brian Jones' blog . Here is a great entry on performance issues. http://blogs.msdn.com/brian_jones/archive/2006/05/16/599096.aspx
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    Commercial Intent

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    A point I have made often in my blog over the past year and a half is about the commercial implications of "open" solutions. The fact is, the big money and human resources being applied to projects such as the ODF specification process and/or large OSS...
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    Customer Demand

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    I know that Tim Bray has recently suggested that I am in la la land and spewing various forms of manure on my blog and in the press. I generally assume that my wife is the only one that would make such a suggestion – but hey I’ve been known to be wrong...
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    Open Format Ecosystems

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    Part 2 in the series: Ecosystems Based On Open Formats Another important issue that keeps surfacing in the standard-based format discussion is how the availability of open data formats (Open XML or OpenDocument) enables the growth of an ecosystem of...
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    Interesting Article

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    A good editorial from the San Jose Mercury News. San Jose Mercury News Too much tech regulation would hinder services of IT specialists By Alan Weinberger May 10, 2006 http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/opinion/14543676...
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    Interoperability - Four Points

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    Part 1 in the series: Interoperability Let's start with the real issue at hand - interoperability. Our customers care about interoperability. In fact, they rank it right up there with security and reliability when they consider what is most important...
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    Level set and reentry to the blogosphere

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    For the past four weeks I have been attending to my work helping Microsoft rethink its approach to software standards. A great deal of that work involves addressing internal issues as to how we think about interoperability and the role that standards...
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