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A Simplified Discussion of “Open Standards” – Welcome to the Warehouse
My last post has driven some great discussion around what an open standard means. Heck, I think I was writing about “open” issues back in March of 2005. One could almost say it has become thematic. Given the comments from my last post, I thought it would be useful to write out the analogy that was used...
3 Aug 2009
Balance of Contributors & Implementers: A Blog Answer to Rick Jelliffe’s Post
I love reading smart people’s blogs – and Rick is definitely among that group. I have really enjoyed reading his post, “ Standards media formats and licensing: JPEG vs. MPEG ” and then the associated post, “ Balance of Interest .” In the first one, Rick referred to my recent post “ Contribution, Collaboration...
2 Aug 2009
A Macro Question About Microsoft And Standards - Oh Yeah - And Is Microsoft Really Committed to Open XML?
A colleague of mine, Stuart McKee, sat on a panel recently during a Red Hat event. His comments have drawn some attention, and now some FUD that I really feel needs to be addressed. First of all, you can see the coverage here , here , here , and here . But the one I most want to comment is this one from...
24 Jun 2008
IP, RAND, Standards, OSP, ISP - the conversation continues...
There have been numerous comments to my last blog posting, as well as a long response from Groklaw. Overall I am encouraged by the conversation as a whole because I think it is touching on some foundational issues. One of the most challenging aspects to the threads I've been reading in the responses...
19 Apr 2008
More Open XML Discussion - more misunderstandings about standards and IP
There is much to talk about based on what has been happening in the discussion of Open XML these days. First, ISO has posted a FAQ about 29500. The approach taken in the FAQ is both direct and simplified. The rabbit hole on standards goes deep indeed, and any such FAQ must simplify to make it digestible...
16 Apr 2008
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