Back in October (2007) we heard about our inclusion among the five finalists. Dr Rafael Fernandez Calvo, Secretary of the Jury for the Award, sent this message ...
It is my pleasure to inform you that your article "Interoperabilidad: ¿se impondrá el verdadero formato universal de ficheros?" ("Interoperability: Will the Real Universal File Format please Stand Up?"), published in Novática issue no. 184 (November-December 2006), is one of the five articles that have been selected by the Jury of the 2nd Edition of the Novática Award, that will be presented to the best paper published by our journal in 2006.
Roberto Di Cosmo was the winner for his paper "Las publicaciones científicas: el papel de los Estados en la era de las TIC" ("Scientific Publications: The Role of Public Administrations in The ICT Era"), published in Novática issue no. 181 (May-June 2006). We congratulate Roberto.
Gary Edwards & I originally wrote the paper for PJ at Groklaw who rejected it. I can't remember why but she is a good & tough editor. So is marbux (marbux contributed substance in the legal analysis and some other parts, so he should be on the by-line and named in the diploma too).
In my opinion, it is one of the clearest and well-defined pieces the OpenDocument Foundation collaborated on.
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