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Open Source, Open Standards, Open Data

We need something like Vancouver is doing. See this http://www.straight.com/article-220944/city-vancouver-set-back-open-source-open-standards-open-data

 

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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