February 3, 2009

I haven’t had a real personal website up in a long time, but I’m trying to get back on the ball.  Not a whole lot of content yet, but it’s coming along.  Take a look at


OOXML Debacle

October 9, 2008

There’s a lot of issues going on around OOXML these days.  Specifically, there’s alledged copyright violations by posting the OOXML specs by members of the Boycott Novell group.  I want to address a specific issue: why is something applying for ISO standardization so secret?

International standards (e.g., ISO) should be open and royalty-free.  It’s ridiculous if there’s a “standard” that’s locked in to a single vendor.  Can someone explain any sanity to this situation?