Open Standards

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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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An Interview With Arjen Kamphuis

by Sanchia de Souza — last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:01 AM

In an email interview with the Centre for Internet and Society, Dutch open source activist Arjen Kamphuis discussed his experience of successfully working with the government for a policy mandating open standards for all government IT in the Netherlands.

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Workshop on Reforming the International ICT Standardization System

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:56 AM
December 08, 2008

On Day 4, the last day, of the Internet Governance Forum, a workshop was conducted by the Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards on the reforming the international ICT standardisation system. The panellists were Bob Jolliffe of Freedom to Innovate South Africa, Sunil Abraham of the Centre for Internet and Society, Ashish Gautam of IBM India, and Aslam Raffee, Chairperson of the Government IT Officers' Council, OSS Working Group, Republic of South Africa, who moderated the session.

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Report on Open Standards for GISW2008

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Jan 05, 2009 06:52 AM
December 08, 2008

In this report, Sunil Abraham lays out the importance and the policy implications of Open Standards.

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DCOS Agreement on Procurement

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:58 AM

On December 6, 2008, at the closing of the third Internet Governance Forum in Hyderabad, India, the Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards (DCOS), of which the Centre for Internet and Society is a member, released an agreement entitled the "Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards (DCOS) Agreement on Procurement in Support of Interoperability and Open Standards".

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Report on Open Standards for GISW 2008

by Pranesh Prakash — last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:57 AM
December 07, 2008

A report on Open Standards prepared by Sunil Abraham, for the Global Information Society Watch 2008. As on their site, GISWatch focuses on monitoring progress made towards implementing the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) action agenda and other international and national commitments related to information and communications. It also provides analytical overviews of institutions involved in implementation.

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

by Sunil Abraham — last modified Aug 23, 2011 03:05 AM
September 18, 2008

Pranesh Prakash, Programme Manager at the Centre for Internet and Society, authored a response to the draft Open Standards Policy document published by the National Informatics Centre, Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

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