Govt Takes Forward Open Standards Plans

Lyn Whitfield | E-Health Insider | February 14, 2012

The Cabinet Office has launched a consultation on open standards for government IT.

Launching the consultation exercise at the end of last week, Cabinet Office minister Frances Maude said it would inform the definition of open standards for government IT and decisions on whether standards should be made mandatory.

“We are committed to implementing open standards and want to create a level playing field for open source and proprietary software,” he said.

“Open standards for software and systems will reduce costs and enable us to provide better public services.