zaterdag, april 12, 2008

Demonstrating for Freedom 2.0

For some reason, I continue to bump into demonstrations. Last weekend I visited London and many roads were blocked due to the Olympic flame passing through. And a few days ago I returned from keynoting the Go Open conference in Oslo - a very well organized event which attracted a solid audience of 600, all interested in open source and open standards – and it resolved into a demonstration too.

Although the happening in Oslo obviously was not on the same page as the one in London, I definitely could sympathise with the genuine emotions of the 150 people that showed up, protesting against the decision of the Norwegian standard body to approve Microsoft’s OOXML as an ISO-standard: a – well – rather strange democratic process since an overwhelming majority of the assigned technical committee had voted against it.
Meer op Capgemini's CTO blog.

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