Monthly Archives: March 2008

Australia fails to take a position on OOXML

EPIC FAIL: Australia fails to take a position on OOXML, abstains on final OOXML vote. It’s disappointing that while our Prime Minister travels the world with a stated intention to increase Australia’s influence and activism on the global stage, we … Continue reading

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Australian Open Source Industry & Community Report Launch

Don’t forget — tomorrow night’s main event is the launch of the Australian Open Source Industry & Community Report, based on the results of the survey conducted by Waugh Partners. Make sure you RSVP! Grab the PDF version of the … Continue reading

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Understanding the Ubuntu package repositories

During a thread about daylight savings confusion here in Sydney, Martin Barry asked the SLUG list why updates to Ubuntu packages go into a separate “updates” repository. John Ferlito suggested that I blog my answer… I’ve never understood the ${ubuntu_release}-updates … Continue reading

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links for 2008-03-22

Jim Melton responds to Rick Jelliffe’s SQL/OOXML comparison “[T]he standardizers of SQL weren’t so arrogant that we thought we could rush [...] 6,000 pages in one go, without it [being] visible to the vast, vast majority of the world until … Continue reading

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GNOME 2.22 and other awesome

Somewhat belated celebration of our latest release, but hey, I just wanted to see the release love continue to roll by on all the Planets. Check out Dave’s release linkage for some bricks and whole bunch of bouquets. Definitely great … Continue reading

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links for 2008-03-16

When standards ain’t standards “OOXML works well, but things would have been much better had Microsoft adopted ODF. Microsoft now seems to have been too clever by half, to its own detriment and that of consumers.” — Mainstream opinion piece … Continue reading

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links for 2008-03-08

Lucky 7: you’re number isn’t up yet, Brendan “An adult Australian, selected at random, is now statistically more likely to be an asthma sufferer than a Brendan Nelson supporter.” — Annabel Crabb is back! Yay! (tags: australia politics annabelcrabb brendannelson … Continue reading

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QoTD: Bill Clinton

Now one of Clinton’s laws of politics is this: If one candidate’s trying to scare you and the other one’s trying to get you to think, if one candidate’s appealing to your fears and the other one’s appealing to your … Continue reading

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