Open Source Archive

6 Sep 2012

Marketing DevRoom @ FOSDEM 2013

I am trying to put together the proposal for a Marketing DevRoom @ FOSDEM 2013, which is going to be organized – as usual – on February 2/3, 2013, in Brussels, at the ULB Campus Solbosh. It
9 Mar 2009

Latvia and UK Endorse ODF

[From SolidOffice] According to the latest ODF Alliance Newsletter, the UK and Latvia have made moves in support of OpenDocument Format (ODF). The CIO’s office in the UK has created a new page called Open Source, Open
16 Feb 2009

Economic Models of Free Software

The french association April (which turned 10 this year) has translated his work on “Economic Models of Freee Software” which it published originaly in french back in December 2007. It is a very good introduction document to
12 Feb 2009

The price of success

OpenOffice.org 3.0 has been a huge success, and this has raised the awareness of the open source office suite to an unprecedented level. In Europe, where OOo was already quite popular, especially in France, Germany and Italy,
26 Jan 2009

OpenOffice.org Blocked from Microsoft Live Search?

Faced with growing threats of free and open source software projects, Microsoft removed OpenOffice.org web site from its search engine results yesterday. Search terms “Open Office” and “OpenOffice.org” returned similar web sites, …, but not what we
5 Nov 2008

Beijing, day one (and before)

I have managed to get to the pre-conference meetings later than expected, because I have spent 45 minutes of my life showing a map in chinese to chinese people that were unable to tell me where the
2 Nov 2008

Beijing, I’m coming

I’m leaving for the OpenOffice.org Conference in Beijing. Four days packed with meetings and discussions, followed by two days of sightseeings (Forbidden City and the Great Wall). I will report about the sessions I will be attending,
20 Oct 2008

Sometimes someone at Microsoft…

Sometimes someone at Microsoft releases an interview which is worth reading. Two small excerpts: For example, it is harder and harder to continue to define the world of software as a world divided between open source companies
15 Oct 2008

This is not a Guinness, but is definitely a world record

During the second day of availability of OpenOffice.org 3.0, the suite has been downloaded 620.000 times at worldwide level (all languages, all flavours) and 50.000 times in Italy (the Italian version). This brings the total for the
1 Oct 2008

Charles H. Schulz and Microsoft at the Italian OOo Conference

The Italian OOo Conference will happen next Friday, October 3, in Bolzano, one of the geographical areas where open source software is most widely adopted, with solutions in place in the Italian schools – the region is