And now, for more from Apple’s “we’re more open than all of you” campaign. In an effort to showcase how cool HTML5 and open web standards are Apple has set up a demonstration page on its website.
Open standards are critical so that the South African government can both avoid vendor lock-in and ensure better democracy, says minister of home affairs. She also says that the ISO-OOXML process has made South Africa more committed than ever to open standards and ODF.
The Linux Foundation has released a beta version of the Linux Standard Base 4.0, which reduces the difference between various Linux distributions.
Venezuela is the latest country to adopt the Open Document Format as a national standard.
On the eve of next week’s second ODF conference in South Africa, the open format is growing stronger among global governments.
South Africa’s Independent Electoral Commission faces a challenge from senior government officials and The Shuttleworth Foundation for making its website inaccessible to non-Internet Explorer users.
Declaration signed by six nations, including South Africa, Brazil and Venezuela, questions the credibility of the ISO and the validity of the process to declare Microsoft’s OOXML format an international standard.
It’s hard to believe but Microsoft was granted a patent on the “Page Up” and “Page Down” keystrokes by US patent authorities.
Organisation rejects appeals from South Africa, Brazil and Venzuela and India.
The South African e-documentation workgroup is hosting a number of the world’s most influential XML and open standards activists at the “XML in Government Workshop” next week. One of the key figures behind the event – and indeed behind much of the XML and digital standards work in South Africa – is Bob Jolliffe. A […]keep looking »