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
3 Mar 2008

From the OOo February Newsletter

Developer’s Guide is now in the Wiki The OpenOffice.org Developer’s Guide is now available online in the OpenOffice.org Wiki. The main purpose of moving the guide into the wiki is for maintenance reasons and the hope to
3 Mar 2008

I’m confused, and I’m not alone

Matthew Aslett of The 451 Group comments about the Geneva BRM. He is probably confused as much as I am, but he reports a number of opinions (including those that I’ve mentioned in my previous post). I
3 Mar 2008

I’m confused

I’ve tried to understand what has happened in Geneva during the Ballot Resolution Meeting, a very important step during the Fast Track process for the standardization of the Office Open XML document format. I’ve gone through dozens
29 Feb 2008

Office, the newest Linux accessory…

I was a little bit surprised when I looked at the Best Buy web site: Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007 Windows and Norton AntiVirus 2008 Windows are both listed as accessories for the Asus EEE PC,
27 Feb 2008

Working together

I’ve had a long phone conversation with Sam Ramji today. It was plagued by some bandwidth problems on my side (next time I will have a dedicated PC for Skype) but it was definitely constructive for both
26 Feb 2008

Any idea?

Any idea about the author of this sentence? The world is different today than it was 10 years ago, and so are we. Here on the city campus, MacBook Pros aren’t unheard of, and people with knowledge
26 Feb 2008

Vote for Orvieto

Orvieto has submitted a proposal to organize the OpenOffice.org Conference in 2008. I quote John McCreesh: I believe one European bid this year stands above the others, which is the bid from Italy. I believe the combination