Open Standards for Open Government
On Monday 30 April Policy Exchange held an even Open standards for open government?
We were pleased to have supported the event
Fellow speakers Adam Afriyrie MP (middle) and Chris Francis, IBM (right) looked happy too.
Policy Exchange have posted the video
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Open Standards for Open Government?
Monday 30 April 2012, London
The Policy Exchange is holding an open event discussing the role of open standards in UK public policy: Open standards for open government?
- Adam Afriyie MP | Shadow Minister for Science and Innovation, 2007-2010 | Chair of the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, and President of the Conservative Technology Forum
- Dr Chris Francis | Technical Relations, IBM
- Stephen Mutkoski | Worldwide Policy Director, International Government Affairs, Microsoft
- Phil Archer | Technology and Society, W3C
- Gerry Gavigan | Chair of the Open Source Consortium
- Chaired by Chris Yiu | Head of the Digital Government Unit at Policy Exchange
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Open Standards, FRAND, and FOSS
Thursday 29 March 2012, London
Cabinet Office is consulting on Open Standards until 3 May 2012. Our friends the BCS Open Source Software Group are staging an open discussion meeting which aims to unravel the relationship between Open Standards, FRAND, and FOSS. The event will clarify what effect this relationship has for the practical application of Open Source Software.
The outputs from the event will be fed into the BCS policy hub to form part of the BCS response.
29 March 2012, 18.00-21.00, London WC2 – Free to attend and open to all
Gerry Gavigan, OSC chair is presenting at this free event hosted at the BCS headquarters in London.
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BBC and Apple
We have started a complaint with the BBC that editorial guidance needs to be enforced more rigorously in order to avoid product advertising in editorial. Long time readers of this website might be interested to know that this time, it’s not Microsoft.
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OSC joins Information Standards Board for Education, Skills and Children’s Services
All part of our commitment to open standards
We’ve just been invited to participate in the standards work of the Department for Education. It’s all part of the required level of commitment to standards development that doesn’t seem to be fully understood at the centre of government.
This work isn’t exciting, is voluntary effort and is essential. It certainly requires more ongoing commitment than a couple of meetings with policy lightweights.
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It all depends on what you mean by “Open”, Minister
In August 2011 Cabinet Office launched a new consultation Making Open Data Real (MODR) and the accompanying publicity all seemed good. We were particularly impressed by the intent expressed by the Minister for the Cabinet Office both in the forward to the consultation and in a radio programme discussing the initiative in which he acknowledged that MODR was about “letting go” and that the outcome was unpredictable but would lead to greater transparency and accountability.
So, that was the headline, what about the detail?
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Open Source Hardware Workshop
Thursday 27 October 2011, 09.30-18.00, London WC1
Inaugural Open Source Hardware Camp for a hands-on day of three parallel workshops, with short plenary sessions in the morning and afternoon:
- Practical 3D Printing
- Building the Internet of Things
- Collaboration in OSHW
A low cost event organised by by our friends the Open Source Hardware Group.
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Silver lining: how the cloud is transforming government IT
Wednesday 12 October 2011, London
We will be presenting at the inaugural Huddle government cloud conference
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Open Source Software Meets Open Source Hardware
Monday 17 October 2011, London
Introducing the OpenRISC 1000 project, focusing particularly on the role of open source software. Involving hardware leads to some interesting open source licensing problems, which will be addressed in the presentation
17 October 2011, 17.30-21.00, London WC2 – Free to attend and open to all
OSC member Jeremy Bennett of Embecosm is presenting at this free event hosted by our friends the BCS Open Source Software Group which will be held at the BCS headquarters in London.
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