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UK Gov’t Says Open Standards Must Be Royalty Free

February 27th, 2011 02:12 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

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An anonymous reader writes “The H reports on an interesting development in the United Kingdom’s procurement policy. From the article: ‘New procurement guidance from the UK government has defined open standards as having “intellectual property made irrevocably available on a royalty free basis.” The document, which has been published by the Cabinet Office, applies to all government departments and says that, when purchasing software, technology infrastructure, security or other goods and services, departments should “wherever possible deploy open standards.”‘”

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