General Ideas

Open Source, Open Standards, Open Data

We need something like Vancouver is doing. See this


Here is draft language


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the City of Austin endorses the principles of:


• Open and Accessible Data - the City of Austin will freely share with citizens, businesses and other jurisdictions the greatest amount of data possible while respecting privacy and security concerns;


• Open Standards - the City of Austin will move as quickly as possible to adopt prevailing open standards for data, documents, maps, and other formats of media;


• Open Source Software - the City of Austin, when replacing existing software or considering new applications, will place open source software on an equal footing with commercial systems during procurement cycles;



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Idea No. 34