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Introduction to Open Standards and Open Source Software

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I gave a presentation at the 2006 Florida Association of Museums Conference (FAM) in July. I gave the same talk at Denison University in October.

Summary:
Avoid vendor lock-in. Preserve your ability to access your own data into perpetuity. Adopt open standards.

The slides are posted on the web:

UPDATE 10.17.2012 - The original links fell victim to Internet Information Decay. I mirrored a copy of the presentation here:

Introduction to Open Standards and Open Source Software (PDF)


These original links to the presentation are (sadly) no longer active:

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/omt/presenta...ndards.odp (Open Document)
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/omt/presenta...ndards.ppt (Microsoft PowerPoint)
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/omt/presenta...ndards.pdf (PDF)

Go Open Source videos

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According to the Go Open Source web site, Go_Open was the first television series dedicated to Open Source Software. The television series aired in South Africa as part of a campaign to promote open source. Here is a fast mirror to those videos:

http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/linux/go_open_source.htm

UPDATE 05.01.2013 - The original fast mirror I posted has been taken down. The go_open videos are apparently still available in the Internet Archive at:

http://archive.org/details/go_open_season_1

Gator Linux User Group (GatorLUG)

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Just wanted to say hi to the local Linux Users Group here in Gainesville, Florida.

http://www.gatorlug.org/

Here is their cool logo:

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