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Why you should use OpenGL and not DirectX/Direct3D

http://blog.wolfire.com

It's common geek wisdom that standards-based websites, for instance, trounce Silverlight, Flash, or ActiveX. Cross-platform development is laudable and smart. No self-respecting geek enjoys dealing with closed-standard Word documents or Exchange servers. What kind of bizarro world is this where engineers are not only going crazy over Microsoft's latest proprietary API, but actively denouncing its open-standard competitor?

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The Future of Unix Standards: Unix 10?

http://www.serverwatch.com

For the last 40 years, Unix operating systems have helped to power mission-critical IT operations around the globe. Now, as Unix enters middle age, its backers are busily developing the new specifications that they hope will carry the OS forward into the next age of computing

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ISO Should Withdraw OOXML After Microsoft and Alex Brown Lied About Patents

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With the ending of the i4i case OOXML should be removed from ISO and cease to be used

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Mandatory Use of Open Standards In Hungary

http://nyissz.hu

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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The Relevancy of ODF 1.0

http://www.robweir.com

By the time you read this (actually probably by the time I finish writing this post) a ballot approving the Public Review Draft of ODF 1.2, Part 1 will have passed.

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ODF Wins in Slovakia, Maybe More Countries

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Updates on ODF progress around the world, among developers, and in committees

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Closed Is New Open: Software Industry Bends Standards

http://www.linux-magazine.com

The European Interoperability Framework, EIF, regulates how public agencies, citizens and businesses communicate with other on a software level. Now an alliance of proprietary ventures has had an influence on the EIF draft.

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Helge Sander Helps Microsoft Again by Blocking ODF in Denmark

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Danish minister with history of Microsoft affinity is suspending a move to make OpenDocument Format the only national standard

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“Open” as in “Not Free” and “Non-Standard”

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The connotation and meaning of the word "open" continue to degrade

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More on France and Microsoft’s OOXML; ODF Still a Leader

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More analysis of Microsoft's OOXML shenanigans in France and some updates on the uptake of ODF

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Students line up for new free software master at open universities

http://www.osor.eu

Two of Europe's open universities, the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya in Spain and Open Universiteit in the Netherlands, are about to start the first courses of what will become a Master programme on free and open source software and open standards.

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White-Collar Crime Pays Off, Shows Microsoft OOXML

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OOXML scandals in France revisited; Microsoft blasted in Denmark over OOXML lies, reveals the Danish press

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Novell and Microsoft Have Big XAML News in Store

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Novell and Microsoft grow closer when it comes to an attack on Web standards; removal of Mono still proving tricky

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EIF Scrutinised, ODF Evolves, and Microsoft’s OOXML “Lies” lead to backlash

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Amid the fight against open standards, ODF 1.2 is coming and Microsoft is accused of “lying” about OOXML

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