The last issue of Standards Today focused on XML - the underpinning of ODF and hundreds of other standards - and one of the most important standards ever developed. Here is the editorial from that issue.
on 01/28/2010 – Made popular on 01/28/2010
Applying the European Commission's 'Guide for the procurement of standards-based ICT' will not be enough for public administrations to get rid of IT vendor lock-in, says Jutta Kreyss, IT-architect for the German city of Munich. "Standards alone are insufficient for any non-simple IT project.
Written by: Sam Varghese | Published in: Open SourceThe Document Foundation (TDF), the parent organisation of the free office suite LibreOffice, has joined the international standards development consortium, the Organisation for the Advancement of Standards in Information Society (OASIS).
The full text of the essay I wrote for the O'Reilly Open Government book is finally online at Stop!Zona-M. In it I discuss what open file formats and other digital standards really mean for us, why they are often even more important than Free Software and why Government must lead the way when it comes to their adoption:
Written by: Stuart Corner | Published in: MarketFive Internet standards bodies - the IEEE, Internet Architecture Board (IAB), Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Internet Society and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) - have joined force to push other standardisations bodies to adopt a new paradigm for global, open standards based on "the effective and efficient standardization processes that hav
Portugal's parliament adopted a law last Wednesday requiring the country's public administrations to use open standards, including for their electronic documents. Portugal's government organisations will now be required to implement open standards in all digital documents that they publish, exchange, and archive.