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For the first time, and allegedly the last, I wen’t to LugRadio Live UK 2008 in …. Wolverhampton. I’d never been to Wolverhampton before; it was just about everything I had expected.
On Thursday 17th July my OpenMoko Neo FreeRunner arrived from Truebox. I’ve taken a series of pictures which you can see below. I’ve been anticipating the release of the GTA02 for about a year. That’s largely because it has taken … Continue reading
I just read this article. To quote: Open source software had its origins in the free software movement. By now, most open source users understand that free refers to freedom, not to price. The new lesson is that the freedom … Continue reading
I went to my first Barcamp which was held in the North East in Newcastle on Saturday 24th to Sunday 25th May. A bit of a cheat really, because I live in Newcastle – so that made it ridiculously easy … Continue reading
Just when I thought I didn’t need any new reasons not to travel to the US a new one pops up: Europeans and other potential enemies of the US are to be forced to deposit their personal details on the … Continue reading
After my mini rant yesterday, it appears that the legal challenge to the BSI has actually happened. A judicial review of the decision making process of the BSI will at least look at why, and how, the BSI changed its … Continue reading
Prior to the BRM the BSI voted no. At the BRM the BSI indicated that the specification wasn’t ready. Prior to the vote, the BSI’s technical committee said no; the BSI group still voted yes. Against the advice of the … Continue reading
A cracking post from Rob Weir about the myth that having multiple document standards is ‘good’ for the consumer and that the market should be left to decide. I particularly like this bit: How many spreadsheet formats does Microsoft use … Continue reading
OOXML; Office Open XML. Even the name is false as it clearly isn’t ‘open’ in the sense of non-discriminatory, particularly against GPLed implementations. It’s not at all clear whether a GPL implementation of OOXML can be done. Then there’s the … Continue reading
It goes without saying that I’m staggered, and appalled, at the recent events with the OOXML standardisation process. Others, more informed than me, have written extensively on the subject at sites such as Growlaw, <NO>OOXML, Open Malaysia, Bob Sutor, Rob … Continue reading