Category Archives: Open Standards

Norway goes open!

Here’s some more good news on the open standards front: Norway mandates open formats. The article is by Arve Bersvendsen, a developer for Opera Software, and points to the original report (in Norwegian). The bottom line is that in Norway … Continue reading

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Microsoft "Open" Formats vs the World

You can’t underestimate the importance of having open standards: imagine the chaos if, 100 years ago, telephone companies dug in their heels over maintaining their own protocols for telecommunications signals, electric companies mandated that their customers could only use electricity … Continue reading

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Open Standards: Another Viewpoint

If you have any questions about whether open standards are better than proprietary standards, just check the past 25 years of computer networking: if you stuck with proprietary networking protocols, you were toast. Novell is no longer in the networking … Continue reading

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