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Cabinet Office: no lobby influence on open standards

ZDNet - The government has launched a consultation on the definition of 'open standards' for government IT, while denying claims that lobbying from proprietary software vendors led to the withdrawal of an earlier official definition.

The consultation was launched on Thursday, and will focus on the definition of open standards for software interoperability, data, and document formats.

"There's a lot of strong opinion on this subject — so I'm urging people to take this opportunity and let us know what they think," Cabinet Office director for ICT futures Liam Maxwell said in a statement on Thursday.