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[News] Openness Farce and Openness Success in New Tim Berners-Lee Initiative

  • Subject: [News] Openness Farce and Openness Success in New Tim Berners-Lee Initiative
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Nov 2009 09:26:44 +0000
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Outrageous. Incredible. International expert was spoken word only even within OS

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| So hereâs what happens. You have a report. 
| You happen to bump into an old mate. âHey, 
| want to read my report?â you say. âSure,â 
| they say. They read it. âSeems OK,â they 
| say. You go back to your office and tell 
| people âI met X who says itâs fine.â Even 
| though the report is a thrown-together 
| farrago of disconnected information about 
| various national mapping agencies and their 
| charging methods, combined with an 
| unrelated chunk of poorly displayed data 
| about national GDP versus national R&D 
| expenditure, which cannot by any reasonable 
| measure be claimed to justify anything 
| about any charging model.
| This then becomes âThe document was also 
| reviewed by an internationally recognised 
| expert in Geographical Information and 
| National Mapping who agreed with the 
| analysis and conclusions.â 


Openness as the Foundation for Global Change

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| In other words, openness lies at the heart 
| of this work, and that's probably the most 
| exciting thing for me about this whole 
| venture, however modest its current scale: 
| it is taking the ideas that lie behind open 
| source and open standards, and applying 
| them in real-life situations to make a real 
| difference to people's lives, and that's 
| hugely important. Let's hope that Tim 
| Berners-Lee's latest project is ultimately 
| as successful as his more famous one.



WebKit and why open standards matter

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| Analysis of open source WebKit usage shows high
| degree of incompatibility across WebKit-based
| browsers, including Safari and Chrome

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