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Links 1 through 10 of 23 by Simon Phipps tagged PDF

Cory makes an excellent point in this talk about how all technical measures need to evaluated not only by their effectiveness for their stated purpose but also by their potential for abuse and unintended consequences.

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A helpful SEO spammer used text from this paper in a comment on my blog and drew my attention to it. Very interesting explanation of why control detracts from community. Remember, trade control for influence!

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It had to happen eventually. Maybe it was the insulting performance from the European Commission's negotiator that finally provoked someone to break the ring of silence. The draft reveals just how much negotiation is left to do, as well as plenty of horrors about the starting assumptions of the negotiators.

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"In particular, with limits on information and rationality, it may sometimes be better to limit choice but increase competition to supply that choice." Once again it seems a free market with boundaries is better than an unbounded "free market".

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Along with the Presentation Plug-In, this is the OpenOffice.org extension I'd been waiting for. It allows me to open PDF files in OpenOffice.org. Still work to do (it's only a v0.3) but already it works well enough for copying text blocks.

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Congratulations to Adobe, very pleased to see this step for a variety of reasons.

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This looks like a mini-Lulu. If they can sort out local production in Europe they could be fantastically successful.

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And rightly so in my view. Well worth looking at this exhaustive debunking of Burton's sloppy report.

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Incredibly powerful statement about the uptake of ISO26300 OpenDocument Format. See how far the open source movement's first true international standard has come. Truly amazing.

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Very cool new LGPL-licensed library that renders PDF files for you. It was designed originally for displaying PDF generated by OpenOffice.org but seems pretty robust for any use.

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