The following posts have been published on the UK Web Focus on areas relating to standards.
Summary: Six posts published between January 2010 and April 2012 addressed policy issues related to use of open standards.
- An Opportunities and Risks Framework For Standards, 6 January 2010
This post provides a position paper for a CETIS meeting on The Future of Interoperability Standards.
- Criteria for Successful and Unsuccessful Web Standards, 18 March 2010
This post sought to provide examples of success criteria for open standards, as well as criteria which may help to identify failed open standards.
- Remember PICS? Learning From Standards Which Fail, 10 February 2011
This post provides an example of an open standard which failed to gain market penetration, despite early vendor support from Microsoft.
- UK Government Survey on Open Standards: But What is an ‘Open Standard’?, 7 March 2011
This post discusses a UK Government’s survey on open standard in which it raised the issue of the definition of an open standard.
- “UK Government Will Impose Compulsory Open Standards”, 20 April 2011
This post discusses the publication by the Cabinet Office of the “Government ICT Strategy” and the implications of a proposed policy to mandate open standards.
- Preparing a Response to the UK Government’s Open Standards: Open Opportunities Document, 26 April 2012:
Summary of a response provided to the UK Government Open Standards Consultation.
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