Stephe Walli has posted his account of the panel we did at the OSBC conference yesterday on open standards and open source. We had that coveted last slot on the last day of the conference, so thanks to everyone who stayed and participated. I’m not going to give you a blow-by-blow, but figure I got enough for several blog entries worth of material that I’ll eventually put up when it all settles down in my brain.
I was originally supposed to fly home on the red-eye last night, but changed my plans so I could meet with a partner this morning. When I got to the San Francisco airport around 10:30 AM, I found out that my flight was canceled due to bad weather in Chicago. My new flight is early tomorrow morning, so I am unexpectedly in the city for another day. I really, really, really wanted to get home but there are worse places in which to spend more time.
Thanks to everyone who has been providing comments either on the blog or directly to me about the “Open Standards vs. Open Source” series, especially Arnaud Le Hors. I’ve been tweaking both parts as I’ve gotten comments, so you may see some updates coming through the feeds. I’ve made this somewhat complicated for myself because I am maintaining the IBM blog version (1 and 2), the equivalent “Open Blog” version (1 and 2), and then a combined essay form. The essay form is being built up as I write the pieces because I want to have one piece that tells the whole story. I’ve been rewriting a few sentences here and there to make the essay not reflect its origin in a series of blog entries. Maybe it will end up as one or more chapters somewhere, if I ever get around to writing a book on these topics in my scarce free time.