Archive for July, 2009

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Links 07/25/2009

July 25, 2009
  • Pushbutton is a name for what I believe will be an upgrade for the web, where any site or application can deliver realtime messages to a web-scale audience, using free and open technologies at low cost and without relying on any single company like Twitter or Facebook. The pieces of this platform have just come together to enable a whole set of new features and applications that would have been nearly impossible for an average web developer to build in the past.

    tags: standards

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Links 07/16/2009

July 16, 2009
  • If most developers contribute to open-source projects because they want to, rather than because they’re forced to, why do we have the GNU General Public License?

    Free Software Foundation

    That’s the question that hit me last night as I tried to sleep in the shadow of Richard Stallman’s MIT. Stallman, of course, originated the GPL, a brilliant way to turn copyright on its head in order to force software to remain open.

    tags: standards, open, source

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Links 07/11/2009

July 11, 2009
  • Kavi white papers have been written to help guide you in setting up and running your standards setting organization. Advice in these white papers is based on many years experience working with a wide range of organizations.

    tags: standards

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Links 07/10/2009

July 10, 2009
  • XHTML 2, a technology intended to build a more powerful Web from the ground up, met a quiet end last week, spotlighting the difficulties of standardization in a fast-moving Internet. Introduced in 2002, XHTML 2 was a centerpiece of standards work at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

    But incompatibility with the existing Web and a direction at odds with Web developers’ desires doomed it to a slow demise. On Thursday, after a long reconciliation with browser makers who’d struck off in a different direction, the W3C announced that it will wind down development of XHTML 2 this year.

    tags: standards

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