links for 2008-10-06
By webmink on Oct 05, 2008
- ODF Olympiad 2008
The number of spontaneous software freedom activities coming out of India reflects the diversity and drive of the people. This international scheme promotes creative expolration of the potential of ODF - wonderful stuff that I'd encourage school-age students to join in with.
- Momentum behind ODF in government grows
I am still in awe of the consequences of the act we performed in 2002 of opening up the specification for XML-described documents that had first emerged from StarDivision in 1999. When we offered the document to OASIS and formed the first working group it seemed such a small seed, a gesture of defiance against the monopoly stranglehold that was making the world forget its history. ODF has grown into both a movement and a long-term format for the world. Maybe I dream too small?
- Chef Dies After Hot Chilli Dare
I never have understood why people want to eat hot vindaloo and unmitigated chilli.
- Disaster Capitalism, State of Extortion
Naomi Klein's July analysis of the motivations behind the decisions of the UK & US governments rings even more true in the light of the Wall Street bail-out, which she foreshadows in this article.
- technological determinism, open exceptionalism, defensive politicisation
Love the analysis, although the buzzwords may need a little work!
- Abu Ghraib Halloween Costume?
Amazon keeping up with the times I see.