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European Commissioner: "Choosing open standards is a very smart business decision"

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Neelie Kroes favours open standards, recognition of industry standards bodies and open source in her role as European Commissioner for the Digital Agenda

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Open Public Data are so good that it's hard to start explaining why

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I just came back from an international meeting in Madrid on the reuse of Public Sector Information through open digital standards and open licenses. This is a partial report of the most interesting concepts discussed during the day.

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European Commission Betrays Open Standards

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The final version of the important Digital Agenda for Europe has been leaked – and shows that the European Commission has betrayed open standards. Where an earlier draft had an entire section headed “Open Standards and Interoperability”, the latest version only uses the word “open” once in the corresponding section “Interoperability and standards.”

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Why Open Digital Standards Matter in Government

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This is the full text of the essay I wrote for the O'Reilly Open Government book, in which 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.

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Open Letter to Steve Jobs

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Replying to Steve Jobs recent article 'Thoughts on Flash' I decided to write an open letter to address the confusion brought on open standards.

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Open standards and interoperability -- two cheers for EU ICT ministers

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The EU's member states have just thrown their weight behind the principles of Open Standards and interoperability. At a meeting of the ministers for telecommunication and information society in Granada, Spain, the ministers of the 27 EU member states yesterday issued the Granada Ministerial Declaration on the European Digital Agenda.

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Back on the block and worse than ever: EIFv2

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The European Interoperability Framework (EIF) is back from the dark corners of the European Commission, and it’s worse than ever.

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Document Freedom Day: rOgg on in April!

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The Austrian and German team of FSFE announced the winner of the DFD prize for those countries. It is Deutschlandradio and Radio Orange for their use of Ogg-Vorbis. The articles gives some examples what YOU can do after the 31. March (DFD) in April to spread the knowledge about Ogg-Vorbis (and therefor Open Standards and Free Software).

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H.264 - A sting in the tail

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The search for the next-generation video codec for the open web has reached an impasse. Few of the options are truly open or free, and those that are free are not being pushed by the major forces.

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Firefogg: Transcoding videos to open web standards with Mozilla Firefox

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GNU/Linux has never been short of audio and video players, but they live in a world of multiple codecs, chief culprit amongst them being MP3, AAC, WMA and (Adobe) Flash. I say "culprits" because they are not free and open codecs. They are encumbered by patents; most websites with embedded audio/video use them and most of the people who view them are also using other patented software: Windows.

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Fencing and Tollgating the Internet

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What journalists are missing out on is that H.264 is a patented codec, and that the patent holders expect to collect royalties. The last H.264 patents expire in 2028. Mr. Blizzard draws some apt parallels with GIF and MP3, and the problems caused when patented, royalty-burdened technologies collide with a supposedly open and unencumbered Web.

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Dedication to Open Source and Open Standards Threatened in Leaked EU EIF Document

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In order for real communication to happen, especially among people from different regions and dialects (let alone people from different countries and languages altogether), terms have to be clearly defined so that everyone is starting from the same point. The problem with such definitions is that the devil really is in the details.

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Mandatory Use of Open Standards In Hungary

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Hungarian Parliament has made the use of open standards mandatory by law in the intercommunication between public administration offices, public utility companies, citizens and voluntarily joining private companies, conducted via the central governmental system

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Hungary Pulls Ahead of the UK in Open Standards Adoption

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Stronger policy in Hungary to facilitate adoption of Free software; mere promises in the UK seen as insufficient

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Mandatory Use of Open Standards In Hungary

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Hungarian Parliament has made the use of open standards mandatory by law in the
intercommunication between public administration offices, public utility companies, citizens and
voluntarily joining private companies, conducted via the central governmental system.

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