Articles By Evan Leibovitch

A standard form of confusion

Think of it: in how many fields outside of IT does the maker of your tools want control over what you make with those tools? The maker of your old typewriter never asked

Published on: February 2nd, 2007 Evan Leibovitch

Debate over document formats not just academic

It's certainly an understatement to suggest that open source dominated most of the IT headlines in the last month or two. Microsoft, Novell, Oracle, Adobe, Sun and Red Hat have all had something

Published on: December 18th, 2006 Evan Leibovitch

Ubuntu reflects current state of Linux art

The month of October has been, at least to this writer, one of discovery.The technical one was by far the easier of the two: changing Linux distributions. While I've done my best to

Published on: December 12th, 2006 Evan Leibovitch

Actions of Access Copyright amount to virtual protection racket

I've never been comfortable with the mentality, seemingly unique to Canada, that justifies putting taxes on blank media. Having music artists get a piece of every blank cassette or CD was a presumption

Published on: October 6th, 2006 Evan Leibovitch

Sometimes, more than just the content needs to be managed

To most people —especially those to whom computing is a means to accomplish some other task rather than an end in itself —systems software is boring. To paraphrase the old Clintonian phrase, "it’s

Published on: September 12th, 2006 Evan Leibovitch

For once, Microsoft was actually in the right

Here I am, a long-time user and advocate of IT openness, now deeply involved through the Canadian Association for Open Source (CLUE) in the promotion of open source and open standards, finding myself

Published on: July 13th, 2006 Evan Leibovitch

The much-awaited breakthrough year for the open source desktop may never come

Ever since I became involved in open source in the mid-'90s, every year has been proclaimed the year of Linux (or something like that) by some clever commentators or analysts. History is already

Published on: June 2nd, 2006 Evan Leibovitch