The government is currently consulting on open standards, and I have responded on behalf of Collabora. We believe that efforts to avoid vendor lock in, and to open up government from the extra expense this occurs is to be applauded. I have previously blogged about my decision to purchase Microsoft Office for Cambridge City Council, and the reasons why there was only one vendor.
The consultation runs until the 4th June due to a potential conflict of interest which was revealed last month, and so everyone has time to influence government and ensure that government is more open to everyone who wants to access it. It’s really easy to respond, so doing so is important. Make sure your voice is heard before it’s too late.