OpenStandards NZ - Levelling the Field
Robbies Bar & Bistro Riccarton
201 Clarence Street,
(Parking options are available on Nelson St and Dilworth St close to Clarence St)
Is it time for the NZ gov't to be decisive about the adoption of open standards in government (particularly mandating use of open standard file formats for all collaboration between the citizens and government to level the playing field, as has recently been done in the UK?
Also discussing: what constitutes an open standard, and what are some examples?
How much work would it be to make the shift?
Who will lose, and who will gain?
Please see the press release: Open document formats selected to meet user needs.
After the presentation you are invited to a networking session with drinks and nibbles.
About The Speaker
Dave Lane is President of the NZ Open Source Society, and an advocate of Open Standards and Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) adoption by businesses, education and government.
He works for the Open Education Resources Foundation as well as having his own consulting business. Until a few weeks ago, he worked with Catalyst IT, which in 2012 acquired Egressive, the FOSS company he founded in 1998.
Among many other interests, he is passionate about his adopted home, NZ, and would love to see the government and education become far more open for the inherent social, economic, and pedagogical advantages openness offers.
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