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· Naughties
· · 2004
· · · September
· · · · 16 (2 entries)

Meet! Meet! Meet! · Back in Vancouver, thank goodness, and I’m not complaining about the moist grey weather. Last week to <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2004/09/09/Brussels5'>Brussels</a> to meet the European Commission, then back to Vancouver to pick up the tent and head to <a href='/ongoing/When/200x/2004/09/13/Foo2004'>Foo</a> to meet with, well, everybody, then to the Valley to put on my corporate hat for multiple sessions around Open-Source and blogging and syndication. Lots of people spend their whole lives in meetings; I’m not strong enough, but still, a good week. Herewith a few words and a picture ...
 
OpenOffice Furore · My goodness, there are oceans of <a href='http://www.infoworld.com/article/04/09/16/HNopenoffice_1.html'>words being pumped around</a> about some subclauses in the Sun-Microsoft agreement. I love Slashdot’s editorial judgment but despise the idiotic discussion threads, so suffice it to say that the usual people said the usual things there about Sun and Microsoft and litigation; but then check out <a href='http://blogs.sun.com/DaneseCooper/20040916'>Danese Cooper’s</a> take. Anyhow, I think it’s sensible to be concerned about the potential threat. Of course, that concern would vanish if Microsoft were to state that they won’t use intellectual-property litigation as a competitive weapon against other office-software packages. Simple enough. How about it?
 
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