I wish I’d been in Washington today, to attend the lauch of our new
Roadmap for Open ICT Ecosystems. I’m proud having been involved in creating this second roadmap aimed at government leaders and others about government use of IT. This new roadmap introduces the wonderful term openization, and is all about open IT ecosystems, open standards, open source, and open government.
As a member of the Open ePolicy Group, I’d like to thank Jeff Kaplan and staff at The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, IBM Corporation and Oracle for supporting this important work.
New York Times reports about the roadmap: “Plan by 13 Nations Urges Open Technology Standards” (via Bob Sutor and other IBMers). Also International Herald Tribune, Computerworld, Public CIO, Infoworld, Red Herring, and more reports. And yes, it was also Slashdotted.
Danish ComputerWorld reports this as a “a global Danish outcry for open standards”.
For the Danish context, I need to make one thing clear, and that is that the Roadmap is not an official Danish outcry. The report clearly states that “All members of the Open ePolicy Group participated in their individual capacity. The ROADMAP FOR OPEN ICT ECOSYSTEMS does not necessarily represent the ofï¬cial views of any government, corporation or institution with which members might be associated.” Hence, I participate in the Open ePolicy Group as myself, not as a Danish government official. And since I’m soon no longer a Danish government official, I can’t speak for the Danish government.
Personally, I agree to everything the roadmap says. Again, the central keyword is openization, a concept I think we invented at the workshop in Redwood City. Openness is not a matter of either-or, 0 or 1, yes or no. It’s a process, where ecosystems, technologies and standards become more and more open.
– Earth Times: Adopt open-information technologies, international experts tell nations
– Corante: 13-Nation Army for Open Standards
– Consortiuminfo.org Standards Blog: Standards Numerology:The Magic Number is 13