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An acquaintance emailed me a .docx file last week that my older word processor wouldn't open on the first try.  Before you start sending me fixes, don't worry.  I got it open eventually after much grumbling about proprietary formats that aren't really standards.  But I digress.
0 comments Posted 17 Mar 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
"Open source and open government are not the same," I've been reading recently. When discussing the role of open standards in open government transparency projects, Bob Caudill at Adobe, is concerned that open source and open standards are being conflated. He likes open standards just fine, but:  
4 comments Posted 15 Mar 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
I had the opportunity to chat with Deb Woods about Open Source for America.  Take a look at what she has to say about creating a more transparent government and how open source can make us a stronger society.
0 comments Posted 9 Mar 2010 by Kim Jokisch (Red Hat) Feed
If you use open source, you have no respect for intellectual property. Or at least, that’s what the International Intellectual Property Alliance seems to think. According to this article, the lobbying group is asking the US Trade Representative to put Indonesia on its "Special 301 Priority Watch... Read more
18 comments Posted 26 Feb 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
By Roger Burkhardt, Ingres CEO. We have to speed up energy innovation to the pace demonstrated in the growth of the Internet if we are to prevent irreversible climate disruptions that will irreparably harm the planet for our children and all those that follow. The scale and speed of change... Read more
7 comments Posted 2 Feb 2010 by Roger Burkhardt Feed
Last month, the Obama Administration issued its Open Government Directive, that requires each US agency to publish an Open Government Plan by April 7, 2010. Open Source for America (OSFA) intends to grade the various U.S. government agencies and their policies and practices as they relate to open... Read more
3 comments Posted 27 Jan 2010 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
If you haven't already, you should meet Venky Hariharan. He's one of the most passionate and articulate advocates for open source and open standards in India or anywhere else. Every time we meet, I get a little smarter. At our last meeting, we were lucky enough to have a video camera.
0 comments Posted 25 Jan 2010 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
Lock on a building
After a decade-long battle, terms of a settlement agreement were finally reached last week between the European Commission and Microsoft regarding anticompetitiveness. The official settlement is a win for European consumers, but the simultaneous Public Undertaking on Interoperability issued by... Read more
3 comments Posted 23 Dec 2009 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed
On the heels of the Open Government Memo of January 21st, 2009, the Obama Administration has issued the Open Government Directive. The Directive tells agencies what they must do to meet the expectations set by the Memo. The directive names many deadlines for agency compliance, most of them around... Read more
0 comments Posted 21 Dec 2009 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed
I had the opportunity to listen to David Wennergren, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), at GOSCON last week in Washington, DC. Wennergren was the signer of the DoD’s Clarifying Guidance Regarding Open Source Software, which garnered a lot of attention from open... Read more
1 comment Posted 18 Nov 2009 by Melanie Chernoff (Red Hat) Feed

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