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Contracting 5 initiative officially launched at Paris OGP Summit
Colombia, France, Mexico, United Kingdom, and Ukraine officially launched the Contracting 5 (C5) initiative during the OGP Paris Summit in December. Formalised in May 2016 at the Anti Corruption…
Bulgaria, France, UK, US support OGP free software policy
The United States of America and three EU Member states - Bulgaria, France and the United Kingdom - have pledged support for the open source policy, making it an official part of the ‘Paris…
40 governments commit to open contracting to fight corruption
Forty government organisations have committed to implementing open contracting in an attempt to fight corruption. They did so at the Anti-Corruption Summit 2016, which took place in London last week.…
"Panama Papers pushing open government"
The publication of the so-called Panama Papers will only help to further the discussion on open government. Things like hidden company ownership and strict secrecy have fuelled questions on links…
21 October: session on public sector modernisation
Five experts plan to challenge some of our traditional assumptions about the role of the public sector at the 'Public Sector Modernisation: Open(ing) Governments, Open(ing) minds' session on Wednesday…
Archives to develop data conservation system
A consortium including five national archives and government IT modernisation programs in Spain and Portugal is to develop solutions that will allow Europe's national archives to keep records…
'Open standards could protect government from vendor lock-in'
"Using open standards could protect the government from relying too much on a single vendor, and might allow the government to contract home-grown IT firms", according to a report by the United…
'UK government should start implementing its open standards policy'
Several organisations in favour of open standards and free and open source software want the government of the United Kingdom to quickly start to practically implement its open standards policy. The…