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Double Standards on Open Standards

Sep 28, 2010, 00:02 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Glyn Mody)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Last week I went along to the grandly-named Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar on Open source software: in business, in government. The good news was that it offered one of the best line-ups of open source know-how in the UK I have come across. The bad news was that the seminar's venue was quite small and not even full: these people really deserved a much bigger audience. The poor turnout was a sad reflection of how far open source still has to go in this country in terms of mainstream recognition and interest.

"Things began with Karsten Gerloff, President of the Free Software Foundaion Europe, giving a nice, gentle intro to all the basic concepts. There then followed a number of sessions, all of which had names that will be familiar to readers of this column.

"For example, one on "Implementation and the costs of open source and free software" had fellow blogger Andrew Katz, as well as Alan Lord, Director of the Open Learning Centre"

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