Open Standards

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

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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Wikipedia Introductory Session organized for Data and India portal consultants

Wikipedia Introductory Session organized for Data and India portal consultants

by Subhashish Panigrahi — last modified Jul 17, 2013 06:33 AM

On May 13, 2013, the Access to Knowledge team led by Subhashish Panigrahi conducted a Wikipedia Introductory Session at the National Informatics Centre in New Delhi for the consultants working for Data and India portal. This session was aimed to emphasize how these portals and their useful data could be used on Wikipedia to create good quality articles.

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Second International e-Governance Conference

by Prasad Krishna — last modified Dec 11, 2012 10:50 AM
December 02, 2012
ICT

The second international conference on governance and electronics which is held under the motto "Together Toward Digital Inclusion" is organized by the National Committee for Corporate Governance Electronic Iraq and the United Nations Development Programme at Rashid Hotel in Baghdad from December 2-3, 2012. The event aims to review the achievements of the program e-governance Iraqi national, and discuss the challenges of applying e-governance as a tool to achieve public sector reform and digital inclusion.

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September 18, 2008

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