[Geowanking] UK: Use of Open Standards when specifying ICT requirements
Dirk-Willem van Gulik
dirkx at webweaving.org
Mon Feb 28 03:48:09 PST 2011
Note sure if folks have seen
Action Note 3/11 31 January 2011
Procurement Policy Note – Use of Open Standards when specifying ICT requirements.
but it gives Inspire et.al. some serious umpf/wings.
In particular note that besides the usual EU wide general take on this policy - the UK *also* says:
*) are thoroughly documented and publicly available at zero or low cost;
*) have intellectual property made irrevocably available on a royalty free basis; and
*) as a whole can be implemented and shared under different development approaches and on a number of platforms.
Those in the UK may well take some time to comment - even if it is as simple as applauding the initiative (and thus help bolster it against the onslaught of negative feedback). Note also the publicly available element - along with irrevocably. These 3 additional point are a major game changer IMHO.
My compliments to the UK and its Cabinet,
Dw. / Dirk-Willem van Gulik
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