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Open Standards Show & Tell
October 2013
Linda Humphries & Tracey Williams
Government Digital Service
@gdsteam
#openGDS
Why we do what we do: the context
for open standards in government IT
How we select open standards
What happens when stand...
Why we do what we do:
the context for open
standards in
government IT
Linda

GDS
We can build world-class
digital services — that save
time and money for British
citizens and businesses

Linda

GDS
We can stimulate a generation
of world-beating software and
services businesses

Linda

GDS
We can save billions for the
taxpayer

Linda

GDS
If we build
services based
on user needs

Linda

GDS
If we build on
shared
platforms like
GOV.UK

Linda

GDS
If we build on
open
standards

Linda

GDS
There are seven open
standards principles

Linda

GDS
1. We place the needs
of our users at the heart
of our standards
choices
Linda

GDS
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2. Our selected open
standards will enable
suppliers to compete on
a level playing field
Linda

GDS
●
3. Our standards choices
support flexibility and
change

Linda

GDS
●
4. We adopt open
standards that support
sustainable cost

Linda

GDS
●
5. Our decisions on
standards selection are
well informed

Linda

GDS
●
6. We select open
standards using fair and
transparent processes

Linda

GDS
●
7. We are fair and
transparent in the
specification and
implementation of open
standards
Linda

GDS
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How we select open standards

Tracey

GDS
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standards.data.gov.uk

Tracey

GDS
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Suggested Challenge
Challenge
Proposal
Assessment
Evaluation
Decision
Implementation

Tracey

Suggest a problem
that open
...
Suggested Challenge
Challenge
Proposal
Assessment
Evaluation
Decision
Implementation

Tracey

Challenge goes live
Tell us ...
Suggested Challenge
Challenge
Proposal
Assessment
Evaluation
Decision
Implementation

Tracey

Challenge Owner
proposes the...
Suggested Challenge
Challenge
Proposal
Assessment
Evaluation
Decision
Implementation

Tracey

Challenge owner
assesses sui...
Suggested Challenge
Challenge
Proposal
Assessment
Evaluation
Decision
Implementation

Tracey

Expert panel
considers: does...
Suggested Challenge
Challenge
Proposal
Assessment
Evaluation
Decision
Implementation

Tracey

Open Standards
Board decides...
Suggested Challenge
Challenge
Proposal
Assessment
Evaluation
Decision
Implementation

Government adopts
the standards prof...
Open Standards Board
24 September:
Cross platform character encoding
Persistent resolvable identifiers

Linda

GDS
●
What happens when
standards profiles are
made compulsory

Linda

GDS
●
The standards profile is
compulsory for use in
government subject to the
comply or explain process
described in the Open
S...
Subject to public
procurement law and the
principle of equivalence,
the open standards
referred to must be
specified by go...
It becomes part of the
criteria considered in the
Cabinet Office spend
controls process

Linda

GDS
●
Exemptions will be
published

Linda

GDS
●
Also to be published:
Implementation plans
Exit management
strategies

Linda

GDS
●
Help us make the right
decisions

Tracey

GDS
Help us make the
Standards Hub better

Tracey

GDS
Get involved!
Suggest, comment,
respond to a challenge
Join a working group
Tracey

GDS
GDS

●

●
Get more involved!
Become a panel member
or join the board

Tracey

GDS
GDS

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Open Standards Show & Tell
October 2013
Linda Humphries & Tracey Williams
Government Digital Service
@gdsteam
#openGDS
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UK Government Digital Service show and tell presentation for colleagues within government on:
The context for open standards in government IT
How we select open standards
What happens when standards profiles are made compulsory
How you can help us make the right decisions

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GDS open standards show and tell for UK government colleagues October 2013 (2)

  1. 1. Open Standards Show & Tell October 2013 Linda Humphries & Tracey Williams Government Digital Service @gdsteam #openGDS
  2. 2. Why we do what we do: the context for open standards in government IT How we select open standards What happens when standards profiles are made compulsory Help us make the right decisions!
  3. 3. Why we do what we do: the context for open standards in government IT Linda GDS
  4. 4. We can build world-class digital services — that save time and money for British citizens and businesses Linda GDS
  5. 5. We can stimulate a generation of world-beating software and services businesses Linda GDS
  6. 6. We can save billions for the taxpayer Linda GDS
  7. 7. If we build services based on user needs Linda GDS
  8. 8. If we build on shared platforms like GOV.UK Linda GDS
  9. 9. If we build on open standards Linda GDS
  10. 10. There are seven open standards principles Linda GDS
  11. 11. 1. We place the needs of our users at the heart of our standards choices Linda GDS ●
  12. 12. 2. Our selected open standards will enable suppliers to compete on a level playing field Linda GDS ●
  13. 13. 3. Our standards choices support flexibility and change Linda GDS ●
  14. 14. 4. We adopt open standards that support sustainable cost Linda GDS ●
  15. 15. 5. Our decisions on standards selection are well informed Linda GDS ●
  16. 16. 6. We select open standards using fair and transparent processes Linda GDS ●
  17. 17. 7. We are fair and transparent in the specification and implementation of open standards Linda GDS ●
  18. 18. How we select open standards Tracey GDS ●
  19. 19. standards.data.gov.uk Tracey GDS ●
  20. 20. Suggested Challenge Challenge Proposal Assessment Evaluation Decision Implementation Tracey Suggest a problem that open standards could solve Comment on the suggestions GDS ●
  21. 21. Suggested Challenge Challenge Proposal Assessment Evaluation Decision Implementation Tracey Challenge goes live Tell us which open standards could solve the problem GDS ●
  22. 22. Suggested Challenge Challenge Proposal Assessment Evaluation Decision Implementation Tracey Challenge Owner proposes their solution Comment on their proposal GDS ●
  23. 23. Suggested Challenge Challenge Proposal Assessment Evaluation Decision Implementation Tracey Challenge owner assesses suitability of the standards in the proposal GDS ●
  24. 24. Suggested Challenge Challenge Proposal Assessment Evaluation Decision Implementation Tracey Expert panel considers: does the proposed Standards Profile meet needs in the challenge? GDS ●
  25. 25. Suggested Challenge Challenge Proposal Assessment Evaluation Decision Implementation Tracey Open Standards Board decides whether to adopt the proposed standards profile GDS ●
  26. 26. Suggested Challenge Challenge Proposal Assessment Evaluation Decision Implementation Government adopts the standards profile Report any issues to us Tracey GDS ●
  27. 27. Open Standards Board 24 September: Cross platform character encoding Persistent resolvable identifiers Linda GDS ●
  28. 28. What happens when standards profiles are made compulsory Linda GDS ●
  29. 29. The standards profile is compulsory for use in government subject to the comply or explain process described in the Open Standards Principles Linda GDS ●
  30. 30. Subject to public procurement law and the principle of equivalence, the open standards referred to must be specified by government bodies Linda GDS ●
  31. 31. It becomes part of the criteria considered in the Cabinet Office spend controls process Linda GDS ●
  32. 32. Exemptions will be published Linda GDS ●
  33. 33. Also to be published: Implementation plans Exit management strategies Linda GDS ●
  34. 34. Help us make the right decisions Tracey GDS
  35. 35. Help us make the Standards Hub better Tracey GDS
  36. 36. Get involved! Suggest, comment, respond to a challenge Join a working group Tracey GDS GDS ● ●
  37. 37. Get more involved! Become a panel member or join the board Tracey GDS GDS ● ●
  38. 38. Open Standards Show & Tell October 2013 Linda Humphries & Tracey Williams Government Digital Service @gdsteam #openGDS

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