Posts Tagged ‘open standards’

A List Apart

November 10, 2008

“For people who make websites”
A List Apart Magazine explores the design, development, and meaning of web content, with a special focus on web standards and best practices.

Some articles

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Hague declaration for free and open standards

May 16, 2008

We call on all governments to:
1. Procure only information technology that implements free and open standards;
2. Deliver e-government services based exclusively on free and open standards;
3. Use only free and open digital standards in their own activities.

This is what The Digital Standards Organization ( demands. The reasons why they are demanding this is

  • Government information, services and resources are increasingly provided virtually rather than physically
  • Freedom of speech and association are increasingly exercised on line rather than in person
  • The Internet and the Web provide an unprecedented avenue to equality of education and opportunity for all peoples throughout the world

You can support them by signing their petition.


April 12, 2008

Citizens and stakeholder groups should not have to use the software of a single company in order to communicate with their elected officials or participate in the legislative process.

All companies should be given the chance to compete freely for contracts to supply ICT services to the European Parliament.

If you agree with this statements you may be interested in the campaign and online petition.

I am a citizen of the EU, and I want the European Parliament to adopt the use of open standards and to promote interoperability in the ICT sector.

Sign the petition and show your support for open and free standards in the E.U.

Alan Cox on the beach

December 27, 2007

Red Hat Magazine has interviewed the kernel programmer Alan Cox about his opinions on the state of free software, He touches the issues of non-geek users, the patent system, open standards, …

The video can be downloaded as ogg theora or watched online.