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Links 1 through 10 of 320 by Simon Phipps tagged standards

Good to see this progress. Let's hope all the implementations are faithful and interoperable.

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This fits with the rest of the disgraceful behaviour by Microsoft in the same period, discrediting both themselves and the ISO standards process. Microsoft Brazil has a track record of heavy-handed politics too.

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"regulatory capture occurs when a state regulatory agency created to act in the public interest instead advances the commercial or special interests that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating. " -- This also applies to standards bodies and to procurement policies. The only solution in my view is a combination of extreme transparency and a fixed life for the agency after which it has to reboot.

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As many of us have been commenting for many years, the optimum freedom comes from neither open standards nor from open source alone but from the combination of the two. The wiki markup language used by MediaWiki is expressed only as open source code; this notable and valuable effort seeks to codify it in a way that makes it possible to repurpose wiki content in the future programatically. This kind of activity is enormously important culturally.

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The law is a great thing, as long as the actual implementation leads to greater software freedom. I humbly suggest the Portuguese government consider my Sentinel Effect essay in this regard...

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I think it's a great thing, especially the explicit compatibility statements.

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Jomar observes that the companies previously excited about open standards have significantly cooled their passions lately. My assumption is that's because Google is now seen as the primary threat vector by those companies and Google is well able to use both open standards and open source to its advantage.

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Good to see the process continuing. Hope it leads to good things for us all.

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Turns out that the electricity crisis triggered by the multiple tragedies in Japan is the result of never having fixed the standards duality in the power supply that arose from having two strong players in their market claiming their standard needed to be respected and instead of picking one, permitting the "two standards" tautology to survive.

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Andrew Updegrove takes the BSA's self-serving and false argument apart and finds it as hollow as instinct said it would be.

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