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Gnome creator, linux developer,and... OOXML supporter?

According to Icaza:"OOXML is a superb standard and yet, it has been FUDed so badly by its competitors that serious people believe that there is something fundamentally wrong with it. This is at a time when OOXML as a spec is in much better shape than any other spec on that space."

Open Standards software and Next-Gen NASA telescope

A senior software engineer and a marketing manager, both from IBM Rational, talk about open standards system development with the James Webb Telescope project.

EMC to push VMware public, but still keep control

EMC said Wednesday it plans to sell 10 percent of VMware stock this summer in an initial public offering, but added it has no plans to spin off the virtualization company.

Coverity Names David Maxwell as Open Source Strategist

Coverity, Inc., makers of the world's most advanced source code analysis solution, today announced the appointment of David Maxwell as the company's first Open Source Strategist. Maxwell will manage the continuation and expansion of Coverity's Department of Homeland Security-sponsored open source scans, as well as other new partnerships with the open source community.

Adobe to Release PDF for Industry Standardization

Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that it intends to release the full Portable Document Format (PDF) 1.7 specification to AIIM, the Enterprise Content Management Association, for the purpose of publication by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Highly Sought Open Source Expert to Join Zenoss Management Team

Open Source Veteran Tapped to Expand Zenoss Community and Forge Partnerships.

Zenoss, Inc., a developer of open source enterprise network and systems monitoring software, today announced that industry veteran Mark Hinkle has joined its executive team as Vice President of Community and Business Development.

Nina Reiser Reward Increased To $25,000

A reward for information leading to the discovery of an Oakland woman who has been missing for seven weeks and is believed to have been murdered by her estranged husband has been increased to $25,000, her boyfriend said Monday.

A $15,000 reward for information leading to the location of 31-year-old Nina Reiser, who was last seen alive on Sept. 3, was announced on Sept. 25.

Robert Levin, founder of freenode and PDPC, passes away

Early in the morning of September 16th, Rob Levin passed away in the neuro trauma intensive care unit of a Houston hospital after being struck by a car whilst out riding his bicycle. During his long career fostering collaboration within the open source community, Rob did much good work; he is most known for being the driving force behind the freenode IRC network, where many large and popular projects coordinate development activities.