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November 2, 2012  4:55 PM

UK goes royalty-free… but not for COTS

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standardization of Government IT, standards

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October 26, 2012  12:28 PM

UK open standards and the proprietary ecosystem

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standards

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October 2, 2012  7:00 AM

MPs get in a funk over open source

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, project failures


June 29, 2012  12:07 PM

Boris campaign chief gives Twitter generals lesson in psy-ops

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Government IT, politics, Social networking

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June 1, 2012  1:22 PM

Open standards? You’ll know one when you see one, says Microsoft

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Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standards, transparency and accountability

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April 26, 2012  1:34 PM

FOI shows bureaucratic bungle behind open standards u-turn

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standards, transparency and accountability

Standards institutions persisted in their opposition to the UK's open standards policy after Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude reassured them their fears about it were unfounded, according to letters released to Computer Weekly under Freedom of Information.

The revelation raises...


April 24, 2012  4:49 PM

Labour IT mandarins make comeback bid for global transformation

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standardization of Government IT, standards, transparency and accountability

The last Labour government's "Transformational Government" project has been rebirthed in California as a plan for world-wide reform of seismic proportions.

Four leading emissaries of the initiative teamed up in London this month to argue against the UK's open standards policy and have...


March 23, 2012  1:35 PM

“What’s an open standard?” says ISO

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Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standardization of Government IT, standards, transparency and accountability

The International Standards Organisation has admitted it doesn't know what an open standard is, despite trying to have the UK's open standards policy quashed.

The situation has left ISO and its franchise partners, such as the UK's British Standards Institution, looking a lot less...


October 26, 2011  12:57 PM

Open standards: UK dithers over royalty question

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Government IT, IT legal developments, Open Standards & Open Source, politics, standardization of Government IT, standards

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August 26, 2011  1:16 PM

Police ICT reforms evade detection

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freedom of information, Government IT, politics, Procurement, spin, transparency and accountability

Home Office plans to make police more accountable will make police ICT less accountable, and at a time when it is becoming in the words of Lord Wasserman, the man behind the reforms, "the key to fighting crime".

Chief police chief Sir Hugh Orde has already made the simplest connection...


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