Stuff Michael Meeks is doing

This is my (in)activity log. You might like to visit Collabora Productivity a subsidiary of Collabora focusing on LibreOffice support and services for whom I work. Also if you have the time to read this sort of stuff you could enlighten yourself by going to Unraveling Wittgenstein's net or if you are feeling objectionable perhaps here. Failing that, there are all manner of interesting things to read on the LibreOffice Planet news feed.

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2014-02-28: Friday

2014-02-27: Thursday

2014-02-26: Wednesday

Response to Cabinet Office's 'Sharing or collaborating with government documents'

The UK Government has solicited feedback on its (excellent) proposals. I've published my response here too to make it somewhat more legible.


I was profoundly encouraged by the depth of understanding underlying the Cabinet Offices' recommendation to use ODF for the default format for saving UK Government documents, which I support enthusiastically. It can be viewed as HTML here:



ECMA, TC45, and OpenXML standardisation

Open Standards and avoiding vendor capture

A language analogy

The importance of ODF as a single document standard

Macros expose implementation details

Device and platform choice


2014-02-25: Tuesday

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My content in this blog and associated images / data under images/ and data/ directories are (usually) created by me and (unless obviously labelled otherwise) are licensed under the public domain, and/or if that doesn't float your boat a CC0 license. I encourage linking back (of course) to help people decide for themselves, in context, in the battle for ideas, and I love fixes / improvements / corrections by private mail.

In case it's not painfully obvious: the reflections reflected here are my own; mine, all mine ! and don't reflect the views of SUSE, Novell, The Document Foundation, Spaghetti Hurlers (International), or anyone else. It's also important to realise that I'm not in on the Swedish Conspiracy. Occasionally people ask for formal photos for conferences or fun.

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