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[News] Tory Minister Supports Open-source Planning

  • Subject: [News] Tory Minister Supports Open-source Planning
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2009 19:04:08 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Shapps touts 'open-source' planning

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| Shadow housing minister Grant Shapps has laid out 
| his vision for local authority plan-making in a 
| speech at the Conservative party conference.


Tory reforms to let communities shape planning

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| The shadow housing minister has unveiled a scheme 
| to give local people more influence over planning.


Shapps moots 'open source' planning vision

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| Shadow housing minister Grant Shapps has unveiled 
| proposals for a more interactive âopen sourceâ 
| planning system.


UK: Head of IT development Camden: 'Cooperate with open source communities'

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| Government procuring open source IT should 
| consider how to benefit from collaborating with 
| open source communities, says Alasdair Mangham, 
| head of Information Systems and Development of the 
| London Borough of Camden in the UK. "We need to 
| learn how to become experts at being members of 
| communities rather than experts at governing 
| them."



UK government ignoring own rules on open source

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| Open source vendors are calling on the UK government to
| put its money where its mouth is and police its own
| rules on public sector open source software procurement
| - which were revised in February this year.


Tories call for health computer systems cuts

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| Mr O'Brien insisted that "open source" systems could be more secure. We guess
| he means open source database software run by government offices, not
| inviting all the world's under-employed programmers to rewrite the UK's NHS
| software systems.


Conservatives publish NHS IT policy pledges

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| The Conservatives say they "welcome these conclusions" in part because they
| are "consistent with our plans to free the NHS from Labour's central control
| and interference so that it is locally accountable to patients and can focus
| on improving the results of their treatment".


Software vendors and the UK Government: how to peer behind the scenes

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| The Spencer System allows the Open Source advocate to counter the
| machinations of the cosy relationships between established vendors and
| government.

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