Open Standards

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Oo.org Format

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September 18, 2008

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September 18, 2008

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Comments on the draft National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Aug 24, 2011 06:32 AM

A draft of the 'National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy', which some hope will be the open data policy of India, was made available for public comments in early May. This is what the Centre for Internet and Society submitted.

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CIS Comments on the Interoperability Framework for e-Governance (Phase I)

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified May 22, 2013 10:48 AM
February 23, 2011

In November 2010, the Central Government released the Draft 0.6 of the Technical Standards for the Interoperability Framework for e-Governance (Phase I), requesting comments by January 27, 2011. Here are the comments that CIS submitted.

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CPOV : Wikipedia Research Initiative

by Nishant Shah — last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:52 AM

The Second event, towards building the Critical Point of View Reader on Wikipedia, brings a range of scholars, practitioners, theorists and activists to critically reflect on the state of Wikipedia in our contemporary Information Societies. Organised in Amsterdam, Netherlands, by the Institute of Network Cultures, in collaboration with the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore, the event builds on the debates and discussions initiated at the WikiWars that launched off the knowledge network in Bangalore in January 2010. Follow the Live Tweets at #CPOV

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Arguments Against Software Patents in India

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM

CIS believes that software patents are harmful for the software industry and for consumers. In this post, Pranesh Prakash looks at the philosophical, legal and practical reasons for holding such a position in India. This is a slightly modified version of a presentation made by Pranesh Prakash at the iTechLaw conference in Bangalore on February 5, 2010, as part of a panel discussing software patents in India, the United States, and the European Union.

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Openness, Videos, Impressions

by Nishant Shah — last modified Sep 22, 2011 12:23 PM

The one day Open Video Summit organised by the Centre for Internet & Society, iCommons, Open Video Alliance, and Magic Lantern, to bring together a range of stakeholders to discuss the possibilities, potentials, mechanics and politics of Open Video. Nishant Shah, who participated in the conversations, was invited to summarise the impressions and ideas that ensued in the day.

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Open Standards Workshop at IGF '09

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:54 AM

The Centre for Internet and Society co-organized a workshop on 'Open Standards: A Rights-Based Framework' at the fourth Internet Governance Forum, at Sharm el-Sheikh. The panel was chaired by Aslam Raffee of Sun Microsystems and the panellists were Sir Tim Berners-Lee of W3C, Renu Budhiraja of India's DIT, Sunil Abraham of CIS, Steve Mutkoski of Microsoft, and Rishab Ghosh of UNU-MERIT.

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Second Response to Draft National Policy on Open Standards for e-Governance

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Jul 07, 2009 04:49 PM

Another draft (labelled "version 2", dated May 26, 2009) of the draft national policy on open standards for e-governance was made available to Fosscomm, while many software companies were speaking out against NASSCOM's position on the policy. CIS drafted a second response addressing both the allegations against NASSCOM as well as the few shortcomings we perceive in the draft policy.

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Letter on South Africa's IPRs from Publicly Financed R&D Regulations

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:42 AM

Being interested in legislations in developing nations styled after the United States' Bayh-Dole Act, CIS responded to the call issued by the South African Department of Science and Technology for comments to the Intellectual Property Rights from Publicly Financed Research and Development Regulations.

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