Cabinet Office’s open standards consultation extended

Cabinet Office’s open standards consultation extended

Cabinet Office logoThe Cabinet Office’s consultation on open standards for document exchange with government departments (posts passim), which was due to end yesterday, 26th February 2014, has now been extended until 5.00 pm on Friday, 28th February 2014.

According to a Cabinet Office spokesman, the reason for the extension is as follows:

This is because the Standards Hub server went down last night at about 10pm, as a result of which some people were unable to submit their comments to the proposals.

The file formats being proposed as standards by the Cabinet Office are:

  • HTML (4.01 or higher, e.g. HTML5);
  • ODF 1.1 (or higher, e.g. ODF 1.2);
  • Plain text (TXT); and
  • Comma-separated values (CSV).

So far it would appear that most respondents to the consultation are supporting this welcome move to openness by the UK government and Microsoft’s shills are thin on the ground.

Comment on the consultation.

Author: Steve Woods

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