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What the UK Government’s adoption of ODF really means

On Tuesday the news that the UK Government had decided to use ODF as its official and default file format started to spread. The full announcement with technical details may be found here; the Document Foundation published its press release on Thursday morning there. This decision is a landmark for …

Document Freedom Matters

As the Document Freedom Day is approaching I realized that we don’t push ODF and open standards as loudly as before. Certainly most of the battles for the mind and market share are past, at least when it comes to office file formats. But the recent public consultation of the …

A new web site for the LibreOffice Project

When we first started the LibreOffice Project, we had a gazilion tasks to work on. Among them, we had priorities, most of them involving the code readiness of our first version, LibreOffice 3.3. Another priority was to make sure that the native-lang communities of the now defunct OpenOffice.org project would …

Good Bye Mandriva

I am no longer working for Mandriva S.A. since the beginning of the year. I was working as a consultant on marketing as well as on the Open Source relations for the company since 2012 and it is time for me to move forward. I had a great time at …

Quantity, Reason and enduring Freedom

During the last OpenWorld Forum in Paris there were a lot of panel discussions and talks, private and public about the trends in Free and Open Source Software. I was part of a panel about FOSS communities growth and development and there was in the room next to us a …

Northern Ireland

In 2011 Ars Aperta had joined a cross-European project aiming to share best practices on open web and open source technologies education and training. The project’s stateholders are quite diverse as they gather the Sourthern Regional College of Northern Ireland, the Royal University of Juan Carlos in Madrid as well …

A good week

It’s been a good and busy week so far, and it’s not over yet with FOSDEM starting in Brussels on Saturday. It started with something I’m quite excited about: I got elected at the Board of Silicon Sentier. Silicon Sentier is the Parisian hub of innovation, collaboration and start-up incubation. …

Mandriva

I usually avoid to talk much about my day job and what my company is working on, but I will make an exception for this one. Starting today, I will be assisting Mandriva in its Open Source strategy and its relations with the community. Mandriva has had rough times lately, …

RANDom links on RAND and open standards

As the British Cabinet Office opened a consultation on open standards and the best procurement practices for the United Kingdom’s public sector a wave of lobbyists, flown in from the US or just homegrown on British soil, came flocking the Cabinet offices near St James a few weeks ago. The …

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