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Government reveals board members expected to drive open standards

ComputerWorldUK - At the end of last year all government departments were ordered to comply with open standards.

The Cabinet Office has revealed a board of ten members that will be expected to identify and drive the open standards that are intended to promote a cheaper and easier way of buying and using IT in government.

It was revealed at the end of last year that all government departments will be expected to comply with these open standards, which aim to underpin a common infrastructure that will deliver user-centric services to citizens and businesses.

The Open Standards Board has been set up to ensure that the government’s open standards meet users’ needs and create a level playing field for open source and proprietary software.

Board members include government CTO, Liam Maxwell, and Tim Kelsey, national director for patients and information at the NHS Commissioning Board.

The other appointments are: