National Open Source Centre launches today in the Houses of Parliament
The National Open Centre (NOC) is launched today by John Hemming MP, in the Houses of Parliament.
The NOC will help the UK to benefit from open source and open standards by developing strategic analysis and policy, clarifying opportunities and fostering innovation.
Speakers include Dr Barbara Held of the EU Commission's IDABC Programme, who is responsible for open source and open document standards matters; and John Pugh MP, primary sponsor of an Early Day Motion to promote use of open source software in schools. Barbara Held will explain why the Commission's policy promotes open standards, open specifications and interfaces for interoperability. In particular, she will provide insights in the OSS activities that IDABC has started in order to support cross-border collaboration in eGovernment.