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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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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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May 3, 2012  8:12 PM

Software industry reclaims open standards debate

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

Software heavyweights filled the first meeting of the UK's extended public consultation on open standards last Friday, closing down telecoms patent advocates whose arguments had threatened to derail government policy.

Deputy government CIO Liam Maxwell had the night before


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...


April 13, 2012  4:50 PM

Proprietary lobby triumphs in first open standards showdown

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

Software patent heavyweights piled into the first public meeting of the Cabinet Office consultation on open standards on 4 April, conquering the meeting ballot with a resounding call to scrap the government's policy on open standards.

Open source and open standards campaigners...


March 29, 2012  2:13 PM

Microsoft redeploys OOXML in open standards battle

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Open Standards & Open Source, standards

Microsoft has been trying to persuade the British government to break its promise to back a single document format, Computer Weekly has learned.

If Microsoft's lobbying succeeds it will require the Cabinet Office to erase yet another crucial element of its flagship ICT Strategy, giving...


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...


March 6, 2012  12:30 PM

Open source helicopters trivialize Europe’s ODF troubles

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Government IT, Open Standards & Open Source, standards

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