March 26, 2013
The following post originally appeared in the Adobe Standards blog.
On March 9th, at the Open Future reception at SXSW, Adobe announced support for the OpenStand initiative. Our rationale for this was simple – OpenStand is good for the Web, good for users, and good for Adobe. It increases innovation, openness, and allows greater participation in evolving the Internet.
The Internet is built on standards. These standards come from all sorts of organizations – some formal and supported by governments, some less formal and created by industry associations, and some driven by users who believe in collective action. OpenStand takes a simple position on these organizations – if the organization is open, transparent, balanced, has due process in creation, and has broad consensus – then the organization and its specifications are legitimate.
September 8, 2011
As we’ve posted about several times in the recent past (including here and here), the Adobe Gov UK team has been holding a series of webinars focused on the public sector.
The importance of open standards to the future of public sector ICT was the latest topic, for an event that took place on August 31. The event covered whether open standards finally allow the public sector to join up service delivery, what standards are key, and how will they be decided.
The panel included:
- Bill McCluggage, Deputy Government CIO and Director of ICT Strategy & Policy at the Cabinet Office
- Mark Brett, Policy & Programme Manager at Socitm
- Marc Straat, Adobe’s European Head of Standards
- Helen Olsen, Managing Editor, UKauthorITy and IT in Use magazine
An on-demand version of the webinar is now available here; we encourage you to check it out. And to participate in future webinars in the series see the ITU Live registration site here.
As always, keep in touch with the AdobeGov team on Twitter @AdobeGov.