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Opening up a world of information
A number of departments are now starting to publish in open formats and major software providers are improving their support.  The standards set out the document file formats that all government bodies should use.  This makes it easier for citizens to access & work with the information that government publishes.  It also enables civil servants to work more efficiently through sharing & collaborating on documents.
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Cabinet Office:  Further progress made on open standards

Open Formats for more Open Government

Joint open data initiative ‘game changer’ for social enterprise industry

Eric Pickles champions open government with new wave of town hall transparency

EC welcomes Parliament adoption of new EU Open Data rules

Ordnance Survey becomes a Principal Member of the Open Geospatial Consortium

techUK launches Big Data & Analytics monthly newsletter