Cabinet Office Open Standards Roundtable 3: Levelling the Playing Field

This is the third in a series of roundtables that the Cabinet Office is running to generate debate on topics covered within the Open Standards: Open Opportunities public consultation. The aim of this roundtable is to:

  • Stimulate a transparent debate and share your ideas
  • Encourage considered responses to the online public consultation
  • Build an ongoing dialogue relating to standards in government IT
  • Encourage considered responses to the online public consultation
  • Build an ongoing dialogue relating to standards in government IT
The results from the public consultation will inform the open standards policy for government IT, to be published later in the year.

For more information and registration:

http://openstandardsroundtable3.eventbrite.co.uk/

Expected Participants:
  • IT businesses and suppliers of all sizes
  • Public sector IT customers
  • Service providers

Details

Agenda

1) Introduction to the Open Standards: Open Opportunities Consultation

  2) Discussion focused on the following questions raised by the consultation:   For businesses attempting to break into the government IT market, would this policy make things easier or more difficult - does it help to level the playing field? How would mandating open standards for use in government IT for software interoperability, data and document formats affect your organisation? Does selecting open standards which are compatible with a free or open source software licence exclude certain suppliers or products? Are there any other policy options which would meet the described outcomes more effectively?   3) Summing up of the discussion   4) Engaging on open standards in the future

 

Physical location
Bristol, United Kingdom
The Pavillion, No1 Hannover Quay, Harbourside,Bristol, BS1 5J