Centre for Internet & Society

Hits and Misses With the Draft Encryption Policy

by Sunil Abraham

Most encryption standards are open standards. They are developed by open participation in a publicly scrutable process by industry, academia and governments in standard setting organisations (SSOs) using the principles of “rough consensus” – sometimes established by the number of participants humming in unison – and “running code” – a working implementation of the standard. The open model of standards development is based on the Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) philosophy that “many eyes make all bugs shallow”.

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Software Freedom Pledge

by Pranesh Prakash

On September 19, 2015, celebrated globally as Software Freedom Day, a number of enthusiasts got together and collectively took a pledge.

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'We Need to Proactively Ensure that People Can't File Patents Representative of the Creativity of a FOSS Community'

by Rohini Lakshané

Rohini Lakshané attended “Open Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Our Digital Culture” in Bangalore on August 13, 2015. Major takeaways from the event are documented in this post.

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Indian government includes open source in RFPs

by Subhashish Panigrahi

The Government of India has implemented a remarkable new policy-level change for open source software (OSS) deployment.

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Wikipedia Introductory Session organized for Data and India portal consultants

by Subhashish Panigrahi

On May 13, 2013, the Access to Knowledge team led by Subhashish Panigrahi conducted a Wikipedia Introductory Session at the National Informatics Centre in New Delhi for the consultants working for Data and India portal. This session was aimed to emphasize how these portals and their useful data could be used on Wikipedia to create good quality articles.

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Second International e-Governance Conference

by Prasad Krishna

The second international conference on governance and electronics which is held under the motto "Together Toward Digital Inclusion" is organized by the National Committee for Corporate Governance Electronic Iraq and the United Nations Development Programme at Rashid Hotel in Baghdad from December 2-3, 2012. The event aims to review the achievements of the program e-governance Iraqi national, and discuss the challenges of applying e-governance as a tool to achieve public sector reform and digital inclusion.

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Comments on the draft National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy

by Pranesh Prakash

A draft of the 'National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy', which some hope will be the open data policy of India, was made available for public comments in early May. This is what the Centre for Internet and Society submitted.

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