Hadley Beeman at OSCON

Hadley Beeman:

we believe that Open Source is stronger when it is supported by Open Standards

with Open Standards we can switch what we are using underneath to whatever technology makes sense

we have an open process to select software interoperability standards to make compulsory across government

our standards choice is based at standards.data.gov.uk and relentlessly focused on user need

a couple of months ago we had a process for exchanging standards on address data, including vcard and h-card

we need you to help us set these open standards - we have challenges on location, job listings and more

you help us make these decisions on what to require, and we make them standard across government

ultimately we want to build an ecosystem based on open source and open standards for all of government