Open Forum Europe has initiated an effort to help the European Union (EU) institutions live up to their commitments to support open document formats when communicating with the public. The new fixmydocument.eu is giving a crowd-sourced voice to public frustration with software interoperability... Read more
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at an interview with Sir Tim Berners-Lee on a cultural shift thanks to open data, the UK's open contracting data standard, Apache Software Foundation celebrates their 15th anniversary, and more!
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the future of Linux, open standards for improved security, and more!
As Neelie Kroes leaves the office of the European Commission's VP of the Digital Agenda, we take a look the new, incoming leadership and ask where they stand on open source software and open standards.
As previously reported on Opensource.com, the government of the United Kingdom forcefully signaled its intention earlier this year to mandate the adoption of compulsory document format standards in public administrations. The government's stated objective was to assure greater choice for both... Read more
On stage at this year's Great Wide Open conference, Steven Klabnik made a sobering proclamation. "We have completely failed non-programmers and their ability to use computers," he said. Klabnik works for marketplace payment company Balanced, where he is—and how awesome is this?—Philosopher in... Read more
Last week Peter Levine, former XenXource CEO and current Andreesen Horowitz partner, wrote an article for TechCrunch: Why There Will Never be Another RedHat: The Economics of Open Source. In that article he makes a reasonable case for opining that the likelihood of another company achieving Red Hat... Read more
A great deal of excitement has been generated by UK Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude's forceful announcement in late January that the UK government intends to mandate the adoption of compulsory document format standards in public administrations. In the on-going struggle of policy makers... Read more
If you read the technology press lately, odds are you already know about the launching of the AllSeen Alliance (a Google News search I just did produced 412 results in a wide range of languages). That's not a surprise, because this is an important and ambitious project. But there's a story behind... Read more
Vincent Hardy is Adobe's Director of Engineering for the Web Platform. He uses CSS to power projects that improve open standards for the web. He says there's nothing he hates about CSS—though the lack of variables and scoping bugged him for a long time—and is particularly enamored with the way CSS... Read more