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25 May 2008

3D Transitions in OpenOffice.org 2.4

Just an idea of the 3D transitions you can use with OpenOffice.org 2.4 on Linux. Technorati Tags: openoffice,3d transitions
23 Apr 2008

He really understands open source

“There’s free software and then there’s open source”, he suggested, noting that the company gives away its software in developing countries. With open source software, on the other hand, “there is this thing called the GPL, which
23 Apr 2008

Identity crisis

For the Italian law I am a freelance journalist, as I am a member of the Italian association and I have also subscribed for 2008. For a small percentage of the community – in the area of
18 Apr 2008

Microsoft and the open source community

Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect, while speaking today at the annual conference of the company Most Valuable Professional, has given some perspective about the relationship between Microsoft and open source, as reported by Todd Bishop. What
2 Apr 2008

Fishes under the Sun

It looks like at Sun they enjoy April Fool’s day, starting from the CEO Jonathan Schwartz. Technorati Tags: open source
25 Mar 2008

2008 Future of Open Source survey

Some key findings: Approximately 81 percent of respondents feel the economy’s turbulence is “good” for open source software Respondents revealed that the top three factors that make open source software attractive include: lower acquisition and maintenance costs
24 Mar 2008

Standards and communications

I have tried to follow the discussion about the standardization of the Microsoft Office Open XML document format, or ECMA-376:2006 or ISO/IEC DIS 29500. The fast track process is in the final stage, with the national bodies
15 Mar 2008

OpenOffice.org 3.0 goes to LGPLv3

The change has been announced last week, but I think it’s important to read Simon Phipp’s comments on its relevance. This quote sums it up: OpenOffice.org’s license will change to LGPLv3 as part of a broader set
5 Mar 2008

A remarkable post about the BRM

Antonis Christofides, one of the Greek delegates, has written an extensive and remarkable post about the BRM. He clarifies many of the points that were left in the dark by most of the other delegates that have
3 Mar 2008

Open Standards Requirement for Software

Reprinted from the Open Source Initiative web site: The Requirement An “open standard” must not prohibit conforming implementations in open source software. The Criteria To comply with the Open Standards Requirement, an “open standard” must satisfy the