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Open Invention Network Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Open Invention Network (OIN), the largest patent non-aggression community in history, is marking its 10 year anniversary this fall. Since its founding in 2005, Open Invention Network has grown its community to over 1,700 participants – from sizable multinational companies to key open source projects to emerging businesses. OIN has expanded its strategic patent portfolio … Read more

CC BY 4.0 and CC BY-SA 4.0 added to the list of free licenses

The Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International and Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International licenses are now on our list of free licenses for works of practical use besides software and documentation. We have updated our list of Various Licenses and Comments about Them to include the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY 4.0) and the Creative … Read more

User Data Manifesto 2.0 Defining basic rights for people to control their own data in the internet age

This manifesto aims at defining users’ fundamental rights to their own data in the Internet age. People ought to be free and should not have to pay allegiance to service providers. User data means any data uploaded by a user for his or her own use. Thus, users should have: Control over user data accessUser … Read more

UK government publishes ODF guidance

The UK government on 7 September published recommendations and guidelines on the use and implementation of ODF, the Open Document Format. The compendium is authoritative, from its general introduction to the recommendations on procurement, a guide on integration of ODF with enterprise software, software that allows collaborating on documents and a review of ODF’s change … Read more

Italian military to switch to LibreOffice and ODF

The Italian military is transitioning to LibreOffice and the Open Document Format (ODF). The Ministry of Defense will over the next year-and-a-half install this suite of office productivity tools on some 150,000 PC workstations – making it Europe’s second largest LibreOffice implementation. The switch was announced on 15 September by the LibreItalia Association. The migration … Read more