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Advocacy for a progressive national e-governance standards policy

IT for Change
2010
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Advocacy Statements

IT for Change (ITfC) played an important role in campaigning efforts to bring to the Government of India's notice that the use of non-royalty-based open standards in e-governance are basic to ensuring people's right to information in a digital age.

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Advocacy for a progressive national e-governance standards policy - Advocacy efforts

IT for Change
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http://www.itforchange.net/sites/default/files/ITfC/Ensuring.pdf
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2009
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Advocacy for a progressive national e-governance standards policy - FOSSCOMM position on the Open Standards policy

FOSSCOMM
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http://www.itforchange.net/sites/default/files/ITfC/fosscomm_position.pdf
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2009
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Advocacy for a progressive national e-governance standards policy - NCPRI submission against proprietary and multiple standards in e-governance policy

NCPRI
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http://www.itforchange.net/sites/default/files/ITfC/access_to_digital_docs.pdf
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2009
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FOSS can greatly benefit digital SMEs, The Hindu

Gurumurthy Kasinathan
October
2011
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Media Articles

In the article, Gurumurthy Kasinathan busts the myth of the technological inferiority of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) and highlights its usefulness for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as well as in the field of learning, over expensive proprietary softwares.

Read the article here http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-karnataka/article2581632.ece

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Guiding principles for public software

IT for Change
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http://www.itforchange.net/sites/default/files/ITfC/Guiding_Principles_for_Public_Software.pdf
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2010
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Kochi declaration on public software

Collective
linkfile: 
http://www.itforchange.net/sites/default/files/ITfC/Final%20Adopted%20Kochi%20declaration.pdf
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2010
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Open Standards on e-Governance. Comments by some civil society organisations on Version 1.1 of the Draft Policy

Collective
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http://www.itforchange.net/sites/default/files/ITfC/comments_open_standards_policy.pdf
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2010
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South India regional workshop on 'Software principles for the public sector, with focus on public education'

2010
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Bengaluru (India)
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Workshop Outputs

IT for Change, in collaboration with the e-Governance Department, the Department of Public Instruction and Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (Government of Karnataka), Karnataka State Knowledge Commission, ICT for Development Community/ Solution Exchange, UNESCO, organised a workshop on 'Software principles for the public sector, with focus on public education', held in Bengaluru (India) on 1-2 February 2010.

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