UK open standards and the proprietary ecosystem
Computer Weekly - The coalition government was elected on the promise that it would
resolve the notorious problems that had turned public sector IT into a
It expressed some firm ideas. Then it had second thoughts. Now two and a half years on, its flagship policy has stalled.
What happens next will depend on the results of a public consultation, due imminently. The government's dilemma is how to implement the policy.
The question for the consultation is what the policy really means.