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Moglen on Free Standards

Eben Moglen, open source legal expert, says standards are very much in the news in this article in eWeek.

Asked how much support there was for open standards in the business community, Moglen said the open standards idea has enormous vigor in it at the moment.

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LSB 3.0

The Free Standards Group is proud to announce the availability of the Linux Standard Base 3.0. The press took quite a bit of notice of both this announcement as well as the joining of Linux software giant CA to the FSG. We’re seeing more and more participation by ISVs in the LSB and FSG. eWeek magazine in particular grasped the import of the announcement in this fine editorial:

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Open source alone won’t give us the freedom we want.

A recent report titled “Roadmap for Open ICT Ecosystems” developed at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard law school based in part on input from 13 different countries suggests that government policies should “mandate technology choice, not software development models.”

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Massachusetts Gets the Importance of Open Standards

This weeks Forbes covers how Massachusetts decided that they are planning to move away from Micorsoft Office and is planning to order all state employees to create and save documents using only open format software.

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How Linux Could Overthrow Microsoft

In an interesting article from ZDNet, John Carroll catalogues what he thinks Linux needs to compete with the Microsoft ecosystem. He says,

Ecosystems are essentially standards that extend across software markets. They simplify development by lowering costs, shortening development timeframes and leveraging knowledge across markets.

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Linux Will Succeed Where UNIX Failed

Imagine a world five to ten years from now where an ecosystem of profitable entities competes around a global operating standard for Linux. In this world, application vendors target different platforms at significantly lower cost, whether they are selling scientific applications into clustered environments, desktop applications for end users, or multi-lingual applications in emerging markets. In this world, and only this world, a true alternative to the global domination of a proprietary de facto operating system can be found. The result?

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Upcoming News at LinuxWorld

As usual, eWeek has excellent coverage of open source and Linux. In this article, Steven Vaughan-Nichols covers the impending news from next week’s Linux World conference, including the LSB and how it fits into the Debian Common Core Alliance. Jim Zemlin, executive director of the FSG, will be speaking at the press conference formally announcing this Alliance next Tuesday.

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FSG at LinuxWorld

Art Tyde, CTO of the Free Standards Group, will be speaking at the upcoming LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco. Please join us for this discussion of the LSB and how it benefits ISVs. Lymeware, a certified LSB-compliant application vendor, will also be there to discuss the LSB from an ISV perspective.

The FSG will also have a booth in the .org pavillion. Members of the workgroup will be available to answer questions. We hope to see you there.

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