Category Archives: Interoperability

“Iceland – Haven of Openness?” – what is Mr Moody on about?

Over at ComputerWorld, I stumbled across this blog post “Iceland – Haven of Openness?” by open source evangelist, Glyn Moody. Now, I have to admit that I have never met the man and I’m sure that he’s a decent enough chap … Continue reading

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Connecting Europe v2

The European Commission announced last week a plan worth €50bn aimed at smart, sustainable and inter-connected transport, energy and digital networks across Europe. The plan echoes a similarly ambitious project launched by the then Commission President Jacques Delors that I … Continue reading

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150 Years on from the Civil War – Taking standards to the next level

OK, OK, I’ll admit the headline is stretching a point and a desperate bid for eyeballs on the 150th Anniversary of the opening shots on Fort Sumter… I ask only that you bear with me and keep in mind that … Continue reading

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Government Transformation – what’s the deal with patterns?

The OASIS technical committee working on a “Transformational Government Framework” (and on which I serve as an editor), reached an important milestone today – the vote to approve its first formal draft (URL will be posted once published), an important … Continue reading

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Tensions between IPRs and ICT standardisation

I’ve been reading Jochen Friedrich’s Open Blog: Tensions between IPRs and ICT standardisation – Need for action on all sides. Jochem raises some interesting points. “5. The topic of ex ante declaration of licensing terms remains disputed. Yet, there seems … Continue reading

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