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[News] Open Standards Fought for in Italy, Haiku Picks WebKit

  • Subject: [News] Open Standards Fought for in Italy, Haiku Picks WebKit
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 01 Mar 2010 09:07:25 +0000
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Italian entrepreneur fights proprietary file formats in Public Administrations

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| Open file formats are essential, the 
| Italian State has been promoting them for 
| years and doesn't consider open the 
| formats of Microsoft Office, all the 
| political parties who will participate to 
| the March 2010 regional elections approved 
| in 2008 a law that "considering the 
| positive effects on free and transparent 
| markets... promotes and stimulates the 
| adoption of open digital formats" (art. 
| 1). In spite of all this, fourteen months 
| after the arrival of that law, in a moment 
| when half the small businesses of North 
| Eastern Italy ask for public action to 
| fight the economical crisis, an 
| institution like the Chamber of Commerce, 
| that represents the meeting point between 
| the State and businesses", doesn't just 
| seems like it never heard of that law. The 
| answers that Ezio got look like they 
| didn't even bother to read and understand 
| all he actually wrote: "compatible format" 
| does not mean at all "open format", and 
| "compatible" isn't enough at all! We'll 
| post here at Stop!/Zona-M any news about 
| this case. In the meantime, 
| congratulations to Ezio for demanding open 
| formats, as every citizen is entitled to 
| do: please follow his example, is the only 
| way to start solving this problem. 


Diving into WebKit

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| First of all, I want to thank Haiku, Inc. 
| for giving me the opportunity to 
| concentrate fully for a while on the 
| WebKit port and browser! This is an 
| awesome chance that I intend to make full 
| use of.
| At the moment, I have mixed feelings. Not 
| about writing blogs. Not about working on 
| WebKit. But about using the new WebKit 
| browser to write the blog entry, haha! 
| I've seen it crash, although in the last 
| days, it has become pretty stable. After 
| we upgraded to a newer WebKit version as 
| the basis for the port, the frequent 
| random crashes have almost disappeared and 
| I saw only one crash in three days. 
| Compared to one every few minutes before.



Free Software and Italian Elections 2010

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| Italian free software association asks again
| Italian candidates for Municipal and Regional
| elections  to sign a pact where they agree to
| promote the use of free software.

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