This was the abstract of a talk I proposed for a Network Politics Conference in 2011. The talk wasn’t accepted, but I’d like to restart a conversation on this topic, so here it goes. Continue reading Data, file formats and protocols as the first platform of network politics
(this is a reformatted/expandedq version of a comment I made in November 2013 on the Libre Office mailing list)
Twelve (TWELVE!!!) years ago I asked OpenOffice users “Are you advocating OO correctly”. Six years ago I said the same things in a different format. A couple of weeks ago, I came across a perfect proof that that kind of advocay IS right, but so far has been never practiced enough. Continue reading Shall we waste twelve more years promoting Free office suites instead of open office formats?
(this is something I wrote in 2007. Everywhere you read “OO.o” you can (and should) replace it with “Apache OpenOffice or Libre Office”. See the bottom of the page for the origin and history of the text)
Many people, schools and small businesses use OO.o only because Continue reading The correct way to use and advocate OO.o and the real reason to do it
(this is only the final part of something I wrote in 2007. Please do read the first part to understand where the text below comes from!)
A highly structured, metadata rich, application independent XML file format like OpenDocument can finally offer two huge advantages Continue reading The actual advantages of OpenDocument