* Posts by Nico Morrison

3 posts • joined 11 Nov 2007

Microsoft asks pals to help KILL UK gov's Open Document Format dream

Nico Morrison
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Anybody registered & commented at standards.data.gov.uk

When I saw this on /. yesterday I went to have a look & ended up registering & commenting; the standard of comments there is very high, I was surprised, but sadly there are too few of them.

I added my 2 cents which was basically don't let uSoft in, they are powerful & will corrupt the otherwise admirable effort to open-source standardisation. I should go back & see if the moderators have published my little effort.

This is the last day (see end), go there & register & put your pov, that is, if you care at all about the IT infrastructure of the UK for years to come.

http://standards.data.gov.uk/

And the 'thread', they call it a 'Challenge':

http://standards.data.gov.uk/challenge/sharing-or-collaborating-government-documents

(and they seem to have extended the deadline for comment submission to 26 Feb, but I'm not 100% sure of this).

Firefox 3.0 ekes ahead of Internet Explorer 7 in Europe

Nico Morrison
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French browser stats?

Anyone know why the French made a reverse around September last year?

http://gs.statcounter.com/#browser-FR-daily-20080701-20090401

Until then FF was ramping up the charts ....

Nico M

The broken terror systems that killed de Menezes

Nico Morrison
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Seconded!

I must second this - intelligent, thought-out, succinct political coverage & not from a techie POV either thank you.

I'd also like to think that the Met & other authorities are well aware of what happened & how and that changes have already been made.

I also abhor the media braying for Sir Ian Blairs' resignation; Red Ken gets it right again as he so often does bless him.

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