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India finalises open standards policy

After three years of continuous running battles, India’s Department of Information Technology has finalised the country’s national policy on Open Standards. Over the last 3 years, it has worked with government, academic, civil society and the media to push the Indian government in favour of a policy that mandates a single, royalty-free standard. With this, India becomes another major country to join the growing open standards movement.

India’s e-governance standards portal is at and the policy document can be found here.

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Hat tip: Glyn Moody