UK Cabinet Office releases Open Standards Principles


UK Cabinet Office releases Open Standards Principles

Following on from the earlier standards consultation process, the UK Government has now released open standards principles.  I have had a quick flick through and am still coming to terms with them.  On the plus side they say all the right things, and they seem to have rejected RAND/FRAND/RANDZ etc licensing requirements in their definition of a standard – “royalty free basis that is compatible with both open source and proprietary licensed solutions.  These rights should be irrevocable unless there is a breach of licence conditions.” which is good.

For my views on open standards in Government see the paper I prepared for Linux Australia.

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3 Responses to “UK Cabinet Office releases Open Standards Principles”


  1. 1 fortyfoxes 2 November 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Reblogged this on Parliament of Things and commented:
    The thing about parliaments is that they don’t fully understand the commons and how to protect and encourage them. Open standards are a step in this direction.

  2. 2 fortyfoxes 2 November 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Reblogged this on Parliament of Things and commented:
    A first good step in governments taking a supportive role in protecting the commons is to chair the process of defining open standard.


  1. 1 Open Source Law Releases Report On Open Standards « Brendan Scott’s Weblog Trackback on 20 November 2012 at 9:54 am

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