UK government

As previously reported on Opensource.com, the government of the United Kingdom forcefully signaled its intention earlier this year to mandate the adoption of compulsory document format standards in public administrations. The government's stated objective was to assure greater choice for both... Read more
1 comment Posted 23 Jul 2014 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
open document format standards
A great deal of excitement has been generated by UK Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude's forceful announcement in late January that the UK government intends to mandate the adoption of compulsory document format standards in public administrations. In the on-going struggle of policy makers... Read more
1 comment Posted 25 Feb 2014 by Paul Brownell (Red Hat) Feed
UK teachers are free to choose open source curriculum
The UK Department of Education has confirmed that information and communications technology (ICT) lessons that teach children how to use Microsoft Word and PowerPoint will soon be more open. Starting September 2012, computer teachers will be given “the freedom and flexibility to design an ICT... Read more
8 comments Posted 5 Jul 2012 by Mary Ann Bitter (Red Hat) Feed
Misplaced priorities hampering UK government uptake of open source
According to a computing.co.uk article entitled Open Source: The government's commitment so far, most of the IT technology used in the UK government is still proprietary and comes from single vendors. Open source adoption by government agencies in the UK is progressing, but is still being hindered... Read more
4 comments Posted 3 Jan 2012 by Jeffrey A. McGuire Feed
Two countries, separated by a common IT market
The UK Cabinet Office has made no secret of its enthusiasm for open source software. They've provided a Government Action Plan, included open source in their ICT Strategy, and even provided an Open Source Procurement Toolkit for government buyers. They see the same benefits as their US counterparts... Read more
0 comments Posted 13 Dec 2011 by Gunnar Hellekson (Red Hat) Feed