Monthly Archives: January 2008

Finally saying money with ooxml!

Looks like the OOXML format will save people money. See this!

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At Changi T3

Finally I get to go through T3 on an SQ flight. Impressive place. Had to check out the SilverKris lounge. Nice digs. Good new computers as well – but not running Fedora. So, solution, reboot the machine, boot from a … Continue reading

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Nailing down BRM details

Am in the process of nailing down additional stuff for the BRM and arranging meetings with others during the BRM. Should be fun. In the meantime, I think this video is saying all the right things, and I have to … Continue reading

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Really independent? ooxml fud engine cranks up a notch.

In this “report”[1], allegedly not-paid by you-know-who, the authors are saying that companies are better off with ooxml than with odf. Here’s the ODF Alliance’s response. As always, and until proven untrue, I can only assume that the Burton report … Continue reading

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Vote buying and software patents

The pace seems to have gone up a few notches. MS is going around different national bodies to “lobby” them to switch to yes at the upcoming BRM. I can tell you one thing: MS will not properly support their … Continue reading

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Ensuring that the OOXML is thrown out at the BRM

It is unfortunate that a lot of the key information needed to throw out Microsoft’s bid is being put behind bars of “access control”. So much for transparency and accountability. The convicted monopolists are reported to be everywhere trying to … Continue reading

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Linux-based OSD: What This Gadget Can Do Is Up to You

The OSD has not only open hardware, but also open software: it is based on the Linux operating system. Neuros Technology encourages hacking of the device; it has contests with cash rewards for new applications for the OSD. One winner, … Continue reading

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