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April 2007

Mark Leno Rebuts Microsoft

Mark Leno responds to Microsoft’s lobbyists in this hearing on April 17, 2007. Mark Leno introduced AB 1668, California’s open file formats bill.

Bonnie Garcia – Enter the FUD Brigade

In opposing California AB 1668, Bonnie spreads a heaping helping of fear, uncertainty and doubt by discussing wholly unrelated IT projects that failed. Taken from April 17, 2007 hearing. (support http://www.bytesfree.org

More Microsoft Opposition to California AB 1668

Here’s a bit of Q & A between committee members and Microsoft’s lobbyists at the April 17th hearing before the Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy. Unfortunately, many committee members are not that familiar with the subject matter. (video from calchannel.com – support http://www.bytesfree.org

Microsoft Lobbies Against California AB 1668

See Microsoft strenuously argue against California AB 1668, a bill that would mandate open formats for state government. This hearing took place before the Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy on April 17, 2007. (video from The California Channel – http://www.calchannel.com – support http://www.bytesfree.org )

Supporters of California AB 1668

These are the arguments of those in favor of AB 1668, led by Sun. This hearing took place before the Committee on Jobs, Economic Development, and the Economy on April 17, 2007. (video from The California Channel – http://www.calchannel.com )

Mark Leno on CA Open Formats Bill at Committee Hearing

Mark Leno, California Assemblymember (D-13), introduces AB 1668, which proposes to mandate open file formats for state agencies. This is a hearing before the Committee on Jobs, Economic Development and the Economy. (video courtesy of The California Channel – calchannel.com)

Web Site Dedicated to California AB 1668 – Open XML-based Formats

Here’s a new web site that just started up to promote AB 1668 – This bill will mandate that the State of California use open, royalty-free, XML-based document formats. Support open government!



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Nagios network monitoring felled by SNMP false alarms

With more companies finding that they don’t have to pay astronomical fees for systems management software, they’re turning to Open Source alternatives. In this case, mynewplace.com chose Hyperic HQ over Openview when Nagios failed them.



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