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Indian companies learning about file formats the hard way

Some Indian companies recently got a lesson about file formats that the WHOLE world needs to learn. But it is a lesson that is at least ten years old.

That TERRIBLE LibreOffice tip that never dies

It is the one you keep finding scattered all over the Web. Here is another case.

What Linux "needs to target" is the PAST of its potential users

Ouch. Here goes another “Linux desktops” article that misses a crucial point:

It's 2018, and Libre Office is still promoted in the wrong way?

A recent review of LibreOffice 6.0 explains well how good it is, but also presents as a feature what actually is a failure (not in LibreOffice!).

The future of ODF, XML and office suites in Public Administrations

Last week I attended the Paris Open Source Summit, were I saw things as interesting and diverse as autonomous tractors, Open Source legal support and “degooglized Internet” visions. Please read that other post to know more. Here, I am only going to describe one other moment of POSS 2016, about two other arguments I care a lot about, and on which I wouldn’t mind working again, even if these days I am mostly busy with Digital DIY.

Core values? Even software, file formats and servers transmit them

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On November 4th, 2016, I was invited to attend the Conference by the Pontifical Lateran University on “Core Values - The Transmission of Values in Digital Age”. I was very happy to go, because I’ve been studying the relations between Catholicism and (open) digital technologies for more than ten years now (see links below). I have listed in a separate post the most interesting things I was happy to hear at the Core Values conference. Here, instead, I’d like to mention, and explain, the things that I did not find in the event.