open standards

UK Government finalizes Open Standards Principles: The Bigger Picture

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Last week, the UK Cabinet Office released its Open Standards Principles: For software interoperability, data and document formats in government IT...Read more

Iceland's public administrations moving towards open source

Iceland's public administrations moving towards open source
All public administrations in Iceland are increasing their use of free and open source software. The country's government recently launched a one...Read more

Open government, what is it really?

Open government, what is it really?
Below are my notes from the talk I gave at OSDC (Open Source Developers Conference) 2011 on open government, where I tried to go into some of the...Read more

Governments take note: Open Document Format is updated and improved!

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In an important development last week, Open Document Format (ODF) version 1.2 was adopted as an OASIS standard after four years of hard work. And it...Read more

Transforming the grid from analog to digital

On Monday I was invited to participate in the Energy panel of the President's Council of Jobs and Competitiveness . After introductions by NCSU...Read more

Keeping an open mind on open government

What is innovation? In this week’s edition of Time Magazine , Fareed Zakaria writes: "We don't really have a good fix on the concept. We know it when...Read more

Socrates, social media and the new dialectic

"If I tell you that this is the greatest good for a human being, to engage every day in arguments about virtue and the other things you have heard me...Read more

Why you should pay for "free" software

Tell me, what's the difference between open source and commercial software? If you'd have asked me not long ago, I'd say that there was a world of...Read more