Tag-arkiv: Open standards

Danish Open Source Vendors declares victory in open standards war

Many years ago (10 December 2003), I helped to cofound an organisation with the aim of uniting all the good forces to promote the commercial use of open source in Denmark. The result was The Danish Open Source Vendors’ Association … Læs resten

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Social graphs and social network portability

Interesting and very operational post by Brad Fitzgerald with Thoughts on the Social Graph. Technorati Tags: bradfitzgerald, socialgraph

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Open Parliament: Sign the petition!

This is no brainer! Please sign the petition at http://www.openparliament.eu/ Citizens and stakeholder groups should not have to use the software of a single company in order to communicate with their elected officials or participate in the legislative process. All … Læs resten

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Should Microsoft be trusted?

Further to my posting Microsoft, a convicted monopolist, I have found (thanks, Kim!) this very telling leader from ZDNET.co.uk from 22 February 2008 titled World not open to Microsoft promises. Microsofts’ real openness should not judged by its press materials, … Læs resten

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Microsoft, a convicted monopolist

A couple of week ago I gave a presentation for the Danish Counsel on Information and Communication Technology (IKT-rådet) which has as its chairman the Danish Minister of of Science, Technology and Innovation. My presentation was about digital infrastructure and … Læs resten

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Microsoft is "committed to openness," snickers its general counsel

It is very difficult not to agree with Matt Asay on his remarks on Microsoft and openness. It is like rehearing Microsoft employees chanting the mantras “We are only satisfying customers’ demand” or “Customers tell us…” when defending why not … Læs resten

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Open letter to Steve Ballmer

A letter to the Microsoft CEO with a fair and reasonable request from the OpenDoc Society: Microsoft Corp attn. Mr. Steve Ballmer One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052-7329 USA Date: 22/01/2008 Telephone: +31 20 888 4251 E-mail: michiel@opendocsociety.org Amsterdam, January … Læs resten

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