links for 2007-10-31

PI: La flat sul P2P? Irreale e sbagliata La tariffa flat per il p2p non mi è mai piaciuta, ma non ho capito in cosa consiste la proposta di Mazza. (tags: copyright mazza fimi)

links for 2007-10-27

Italian Open Source Developers: Simo Sorce A good interview from one of the people that taught me a lot of the free software communities. (tags: interview simo free+software community)

Is Adobe being disrupted?

I couldn’t believe what I heard from Bruce Chizen, Adobe’s CEO at the World Business Forum. Adobe is a company that revolutionized Desktop Publishing in the ’80s, their market is design and publishing software, both ‘classic’ and web. We all know about Flash and Acrobat, but they are also expanding in the enterprise software with…

Is Microsoft tamed yet?

I read the New York Times today before going to the World Business Forum in Milan and I was surprised to read my former colleague at FSFE enthusiam. Georg is quoted saying: “This is a huge breakthrough,” said Georg Greve, president of the Free Software Foundation-Europe, a group that had challenged Microsoft’s practice of using…

links for 2007-10-22

http://www.uffstampa.provincia.tn.it/csw/c_stampa.nsf/ComunicatiperStampa/47F327F7870731FBC1257379003E57D3?Opendocument Sarà  un Centro di Competenza ad occuparsi di software libero e a codice aperto in ambito provinciale. Lo ha deciso la Giunta provinciale di Trento (tags: pa pubblica+amministrazione software+libero free+software centro+competenza)

links for 2007-10-20

FSF – Send comments opposing TLS-authz “experimental” standard by October 23 the proposal is not dead yet. Its authors are trying to push it through not as an official standard but as an “experimental” or “informational” one, where if approved it will still be propagated under the IETF name. While it wouldn’t be an official…

Microsoft gets official blessing from OSI for two of its licenses

There you have it: The Open Source Initiative (OSI), the organization responsible for maintaining the definition of open source and evaluating open source licenses, has officially approved the Microsoft Community (Ms-CL) and Permissive (Ms-PL) licenses. (via ArsTechnica) OSI is contributing to license proliferation. I’m not as optimist as Roberto when it gets to Microsoft.

links for 2007-10-17

Software libero, al lavoro per un centro nazionale a Pisa – intoscana.it – il Portale ufficiale della Toscana La Regione Toscana sta lavorando a un protocollo di intesa per la creazione a Pisa di un Centro nazionale sulle tematiche relative all’Open Source, (tags: floss software+libero politica)

Tanti standard, ma pochi contributi?

Da una chiacchierata’ sugli standard nel campo delle informazioni geografiche, la famiglia ISO 19100, Piergiorgio Cipriano ha posto una domanda cui non so rispondere facilmente: secondo te (voi) perchè in Italia pochissimi si prendono la briga di partecipare attivamente all’attività  ISO o CEN? Sarebbe molto utile una partecipazione più nutrita e costruttiva.’  In modo da non…