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Hope shines through crack in lid of open standards coffin

Computer Weekly - Woah there, cowboy. The UK hasn't broken its open standards pledge quite yet.

The Cabinet Office may have rescinded its open standards policy. It might even be about to put it to public consultation after it had already received a democratic mandate as manifesto commitments of both parties in the coalition government. And it may be that this reversal was done despite the government having already turned that mandate into a civil service edict and a central tenet of government ICT Strategy as well.

And it might have done this after lobbying from companies like Microsoft that opposed it.

But it's not killed the policy dead. Not yet.