Linda Humphries, who currently leads the open standards team in GDS, reflects on how things have changed in the approach to government technology through open standards over the fast 4-5 years.
Linda is a Senior Technical Adviser in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer within the Government Digital Service.
Document Freedom Day takes place every year on the last Wednesday of March to celebrate open standards and access to information.
On 14 January we held our first Open Formats Clinic, with around 25 people joining from across government.
In July this year, the UK government selected an open standard to use for all editable documents created by government - Open Document Format (ODF).
We announced in July that we had selected an open standard for sharing or collaborating on government documents – the Open Document Format (ODF).
I’ve got one of those sorts of problems that is nice to have. One that shows me that there is energy and passion to do things right in government.
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