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.
Although the election meant that we went on a period of radio silence, there were a number of quite big decisions that came through right at the end of the parliament
We’ve asked Fliss Bennee, a Senior Technical Advisor here at the Government Digital Service, to share her thoughts on ways of working in a more digital environment.
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.
Linda Humphries, Head of Open Standards in the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, talks us through what the announcement about document formats means for Technology Leaders in government.