We’re grateful to “The Register” for drawing attention to the latest licensing information regarding (non) transferability of Microsoft Office licences. We think it’s worth reading in conjunction with: new versions of Microsoft Outlook won’t allow access to older format documents… Continue Reading
Last March we reported on the government’s reply to an MP’s question on Open Source Software and Open Standards. As we said then: it all hinges on what you mean by “wherever possible” and also that “wherever possible” includes “nowhere”… Continue Reading
One of the roles any government professing liberal democratic values takes upon itself is to implement measures it considers will lead to a thriving market economy. While there are areas of modern life that some/many will consider cannot be met… Continue Reading
Open Source, Open Standards 2013 Thursday 18 April, London We are pleased to be supporting Open Source, Open Standards 2013, the leading summit exploring how to take full advantage of open technology solutions across the public sector, from delivering innovative… Continue Reading
David A Wheeler has developed an extensive evaluation guide to choosing open source software. His 2007 studyprovides quantitative data that open source software is a reasonable or even superior approach to using the proprietary competition.
Open Source Hardware User Group Meeting London, 21 February 2013, 6pm This event is organised by our friends the Open Source Hardware Group At their first meeting of 2013 there will be three topics: Nanode after two years Open Source… Continue Reading
Select Committee looking at Government procurement The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) launched an Inquiry into public procurement. We have responded.
Nominet Consultation on a new .uk domain name service In October 2012 Nominet opened a consultation on proposals for a new domain service, including proposals to offer features designed to offer reassurance for end users: verification to check a registrant… Continue Reading
In an interesting piece of newspeak we are told that new versions of Microsoft Outlook won’t allow access to older format documents: As much as we love adding new features to Outlook, for the maintainability of our product we sometimes… Continue Reading
Since 1996 which saw the publication of the Green Paper “Government Direct” the Government has published a new digital strategy almost annually, often supplemented. “Government Direct” not easy to find now but a contemporaneous analysis explains that the three purposes… Continue Reading