Software In My Car

A few weeks ago I picked up a brand new Toyata Prius. The nerd in me loves this thing and I have been very pleased about my visits to the gas station. Nine gallons is getting me around 385 miles and then I go and spend a whopping $17 at the gas station compared to my…

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Office Docs and Open

Today Microsoft announced the intent to submit the Office “12” XML file formats to Ecma International to become an open standard. I’m guessing there might be more than 5 articles written about it and maybe even a few bloggers will post. Is it really worth all of the attention it will get? Yes. The obvious…

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Dynamic…Static…hmmm

Updated the post – the link to the pictures at the end should be fixed. (That’s what you get for setting up something in 3 minutes from O’Hare between flights.) Also putting in a great comment I got privately by someone who asks to remain annonymous. Excellent points though and worth adding here. I have…

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Wild World of Slashdot

My OSBC keynote seems to have kicked off an interesting discussion on Slashdot. Overall the discussion is erudite and going in some interesting directions. It is pretty obvious that the simple fact that I work for Microsoft has colored the impression that many posters have who did not hear the speech. My speech covered a number…

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New Shared Source Release – MBS Solomon

Once again my friend Matt Asay is putting on a strong show at OSBC East. The OSBC conferences have been interesting to me because of their focus on those that are building businesses around OSS. In my keynote on Wed. this week I will be taking a look at our lessons learned from OSS and…

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