Archive for December, 2014|Monthly archive page
Frustratingly, there is actually a solution to this seeming problem, and I’ve been trying to tell IBM and even Apple about it. I refer to the technology that runs UX Write. It works on the iPad and can be made to work on the desktop; and it already works quite well with MS Office Word. (Other modules coming, but these’ll cost.)
The point is that the office worker would not have to ditch the horse she came in for the new, untested one somewhere in the middle of the stream. Rather, there’d be an augmentation of tools. A better experience, not a deeply annoying one.
Free Software and Open Standards in the European Parliament – Content – The Greens | European Free Alliance
Do public bodies in Europe have an obligation to move from closed source and lock-in to vendor independence and free software? In general probably yes, but is it also true for the European Parliament? Definitely! This is the stark conclusion of the study “Ensuring utmost transparency – Free Software and Open Standards under the Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament” by Carlo Piana and Ulf Öberg.
This could be–no, it is–interesting for a range of projects related to productivity.