Tag Archives: Interoperability

MyKolab.com: Building the Open Source Cloud service that was missing

In January this year we started the MyKolab beta phase and last week we finally moved it to its production environment, just in time for the Swiss national day. This seemed oddly fitting since the Swiss national day celebrates its … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborate in Confidence, Free Software Business, KDE, Kontact, Open Standards, Political Commentary, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Life post-PRISM: No More Business Secrets

After a primer on the realities of today’s world, and the totalitarian tendencies that follow from this environment and our behaviour in it, let’s take a look at what this means for professional use of information technology. Firstly, it should … Continue reading

Posted in Free Software Business, Political Commentary | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Kolab 3.0: Update,overview and release plans

Almost half a year ago I had the pleasure to write the Kolab 3.0 primer, and ways of getting involved. Optimistically I scheduled the release for May/June 2012 in that posting. Attentive readers may have noticed that it is no … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborate in Confidence, Free Software Business, KDE, Kontact, Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A bridge leading nowhere: Outlook-centric groupware

I have a confession to make. I do not believe that Windows is the future of the Free Software desktop. Perhaps you wonder why I feel it necessary to make this point? A surprising number of Free Software (or Open … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborate in Confidence, Free Software Business, Kontact | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

And the challenge is… Kolab!

The veil is finally lifted. After months of discussions and four months of preparation in Osnabrück, including a fight for dear life in the snow during the Battle of Osnabrück alongside my new comrade in arms from Scotland, Paul Adams, … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborate in Confidence, Free Software Business, KDE, Kontact, Open Standards, Updates | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

FSFE written intervention to WIPO CDIP/3 on ICT and the Digital Divide

[ PDF version ] FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION EUROPE (FSFE) STATEMENT TO THE 3rd SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (CDIP/3) ON DOCUMENT CDIP/3/4 ANNEX III (Geneva, 27 April – 1 May 2009) With regards to the project … Continue reading

Posted in Free Software Business, Free Software Foundation Europe, FTF, United Nations, WIPO | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Oral intervention by FSFE to CDIP/3

[ PDF version ] FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION EUROPE (FSFE) STATEMENT TO THE 3rd SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (CDIP/3) (Geneva, 27 April – 1 May 2009) Mr Chairman, On behalf of the Free Software Foundation Europe … Continue reading

Posted in DG Competition, European Union, Free Software Business, Free Software Foundation Europe, IDABC, Open Standards, United Nations, WIPO | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

FSFE’s written submission to WIPO CDIP/3

[PDF version] FREE SOFTWARE FOUNDATION EUROPE (FSFE) STATEMENT TO THE 3rd SESSION OF THE COMMITTEE ON DEVELOPMENT AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY (CDIP/3) (Geneva, 27 April – 1 May 2009) Mr Chairman, On behalf of the Free Software Foundation Europe please allow … Continue reading

Posted in Free Software Foundation Europe, Open Standards, United Nations, WIPO | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The case for a World Innovation Policy Organisation

Good innovation policy requires understanding of the regulatory impact of each policy instrument individually, as well as knowledge about the interaction of different instruments. It is therefore necessary to look at the whole spectrum available within each instrument, as well … Continue reading

Posted in DG INFSO, European Union, IDABC, Open Standards, United Nations, WIPO | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Considerations on Innovation and Competition Policy

[PDF version,  paper providing input to the workshop "Technical Regulation of the Internet : From Standardization to Behavorial and Societal Norms" ] – by Georg C. F. Greve Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) Innovation is the process of applying new … Continue reading

Posted in Conference, European Union, Open Standards | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment