Open Standards

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Nov 16, 2015 01:20 PM

Adoption of Standards in Smart Cities - Way Forward for India

by Vanya Rakesh — last modified Apr 11, 2016 03:04 AM

With a paradigm shift towards the concept of “Smart Cities’ globally, as well as India, such cities have been defined by several international standardization bodies and countries, however, there is no uniform definition adopted globally. The glue that allows infrastructures to link and operate efficiently is standards as they make technologies interoperable and efficient.

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Pre-Budget Consultation 2016 - Submission to the IT Group of the Ministry of Finance

by Sumandro Chattapadhyay — last modified Jan 12, 2016 01:34 PM

The Ministry of Finance has recently held pre-budget consultations with different stakeholder groups in connection with the Union Budget 2016-17. We were invited to take part in the consultation for the IT (hardware and software) group organised on January 07, 2016, and submit a suggestion note. We are sharing the note below. It was prepared and presented by Sumandro Chattapadhyay, with contributions from Rohini Lakshané, Anubha Sinha, and other members of CIS.

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ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପାଠାଗାର

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Jan 05, 2016 06:30 AM

Odia newspaper Sambad carried this featured column of mine yesterday in their Sunday supplement "Sambada Rabibara" on December 6, 2015.

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Open Source India 2015

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Dec 15, 2015 07:46 AM

The twelfth Open Source India event organized by EFY Group was held at NIMHANS Convention Centre in Bangalore on November 19 and 20, 2015. Subhashish Panigrahi attended the event for the first day.

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Comments on the Draft Outcome Document of the UN General Assembly’s Overall Review of the Implementation of WSIS Outcomes (WSIS+10)

by Geetha Hariharan — last modified Nov 18, 2015 06:33 AM

Following the comment-period on the Zero Draft, the Draft Outcome Document of the UN General Assembly's Overall Review of implementation of WSIS Outcomes was released on 4 November 2015. Comments were sought on the Draft Outcome Document from diverse stakeholders. The Centre for Internet & Society's response to the call for comments is below.

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FOSS & a Free, Open Internet: Synergies for Development

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Jun 18, 2016 05:57 PM

Internet Governance Forum (IGF) 2015 will be held at Jao Pessoa in Brazil from November 10 to 13, 2015. The theme of IGF 2015 is Evolution of Internet Governance: Empowering Sustainable Development. Civil Society is organizing a workshop on FOSS and a Free, Open Internet. The workshop will be held on November 13, 2015 from 2.00 p.m. to 3.30 p.m. Sunil Abraham and Pranesh Prakash will be speaking at this event.

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Hits and Misses With the Draft Encryption Policy

by Sunil Abraham — last modified Sep 26, 2015 04:46 PM

Most encryption standards are open standards. They are developed by open participation in a publicly scrutable process by industry, academia and governments in standard setting organisations (SSOs) using the principles of “rough consensus” – sometimes established by the number of participants humming in unison – and “running code” – a working implementation of the standard. The open model of standards development is based on the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) philosophy that “many eyes make all bugs shallow”.

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Software Freedom Pledge

Software Freedom Pledge

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Sep 25, 2015 12:26 PM

On September 19, 2015, celebrated globally as Software Freedom Day, a number of enthusiasts got together and collectively took a pledge.

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'We Need to Proactively Ensure that People Can't File Patents Representative of the Creativity of a FOSS Community'

by Rohini Lakshané — last modified Sep 27, 2015 11:51 AM

Rohini Lakshané attended “Open Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Our Digital Culture” in Bangalore on August 13, 2015. Major takeaways from the event are documented in this post.

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Indian government includes open source in RFPs

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Jun 18, 2016 06:18 PM
August 23, 2015

The Government of India has implemented a remarkable new policy-level change for open source software (OSS) deployment.

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