[fosscomm] India's Draft Policy on Open Standards for eGovernance : Review Comments and Last Minute Drama
raju at linux-delhi.org
Mon Jul 6 22:45:23 PDT 2009
On Monday 06 Jul 2009, Pranesh Prakash wrote:
> The latest version (v2) of the draft is available through the
> Fosscomm wiki: <http://fosscomm.in/OpenStandards>.
Having jumped in a bit late into this discussion, could someone please
1. What is the date of the 3rd draft on the Wiki?
2. Does it pre-date or post-date the NASSCOM/MAIT intervention in the
standards formulation process?
3. Do we, as consensus, have specific objections to the matter in the
draft? From what I can see, there are two points of contention:
a. Sec 6.2.2 p4: Relax the Royalty-free terms of the standard in case a
suitable open standard is not found, and
b. Sec 6.4 p5: Permit multiple open standards when the domain requires
it (actually now that I read it, since the additional standards are also
mandated to be open, this is not that much of a problem).
Pranesh had also raised some points in the CIS response, but I'm not
sure about the date of those so, while the points are valid, am
Finally, are we as a group satisfied if the Third Draft is accepted in
its current form? In case the NASSCOM/MAIT intervention has any effect,
what are the redressal methods available to us?
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