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Second International e-Governance Conference
The second international conference on governance and electronics which is held under the motto "Together Toward Digital Inclusion" is organized by the ... by Prasad Krishna last modified Dec 11, 2012 10:50 AM — Filed under: , ,
Arguments Against Software Patents in India
CIS believes that software patents are harmful for the software industry and for consumers. In this post, Pranesh Prakash looks at the philosophical, legal ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Mar 13, 2012 10:43 AM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Letter on South Africa's IPRs from Publicly Financed R&D Regulations
Being interested in legislations in developing nations styled after the United States' Bayh-Dole Act, CIS responded to the call issued by the South African ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 04, 2011 04:42 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Software Freedom Pledge
On September 19, 2015, celebrated globally as Software Freedom Day, a number of enthusiasts got together and collectively took a pledge. by Pranesh Prakash last modified Sep 25, 2015 12:26 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Hits and Misses With the Draft Encryption Policy
Most encryption standards are open standards. They are developed by open participation in a publicly scrutable process by industry, academia and governments in ... by Sunil Abraham last modified Sep 26, 2015 04:46 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
It's September, and That Means It's Time for Software Freedom Day
Software Freedom Day (SFD), which celebrates the use of free and open software, is just around the corner on September 17. When the day first started in 2004, ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Sep 17, 2016 03:42 PM — Filed under: , , , ,
ସଫ୍ଟଓଏର ସ୍ୱାଧୀନତା ଦିବସ: ଆମ ହାତେ ଆମ କୋଡ଼ ଲେଖିବା
Software Freedom Day (SFD), which celebrates the use of free and open software, was celebrated in many cities today. The piece sheds light on the philosophy of ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Sep 18, 2016 03:33 AM — Filed under: , ,
(Lack of) Representation of Non-Western World in Process of Creation of Web Standards
World Wide Consortium (W3C) as a standard setting organization for the World Wide Web plays a very important role in shaping the web. We focus on the ongoing ... by Harsh Gupta last modified Oct 20, 2016 01:44 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
CPOV : Wikipedia Research Initiative
The Second event, towards building the Critical Point of View Reader on Wikipedia, brings a range of scholars, practitioners, theorists and activists to ... by Nishant Shah last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:52 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
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Comments on the Draft National Policy on Software Products
The Centre for Internet & Society submitted public comments to the Department of Electronics & Information Technology (DeitY), Ministry of Information & ... by Anubha Sinha, Rohini Lakshané, and Udbhav Tiwari last modified Dec 12, 2016 02:45 PM — Filed under: , , , , ,
Adoption of Standards in Smart Cities - Way Forward for India
With a paradigm shift towards the concept of “Smart Cities’ globally, as well as India, such cities have been defined by several international standardization ... by Vanya Rakesh last modified Apr 11, 2016 03:04 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Discussion on Open Standards with Bernd Erk and Jiten Vaidya
Rootconf organised a discussion on open standards at CIS Bangalore office. Zainab Bawa, Karan Saini and Anwesha Das coordinated and organised the event. by Admin last modified Jul 04, 2019 04:53 PM — Filed under: , ,
Google, Apple and Microsoft may need licence for satellite mapping in India
Cold response from MNCs like Google to India's security concerns is seen as a prime reason for the proposed legislation to regulate mapping of the country, a ... by Prasad Krishna last modified May 10, 2016 03:20 PM — Filed under: , , ,
Report on Open Standards for GISW 2008
A report on Open Standards prepared by Sunil Abraham, for the Global Information Society Watch 2008. As on their site, GISWatch focuses on monitoring progress ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:57 AM — Filed under: ,
Software Freedom Day: The Importance of Free and Open Source Software
Software Freedom Day (SFD) on September 17 celebrates the liberty that free and open software and the philosophy of freedom brings into people’s lives. When ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Sep 18, 2016 03:46 AM — Filed under: , , ,
How we celebrated Software Freedom Day
A small group of 6 FOSS contributors from communities such as Mozilla, Wikimedia, Mediawiki, Open Street Map and users of FOSS solutions gathered in Bengaluru ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Oct 07, 2016 02:02 AM — Filed under: , ,
An Interview With Arjen Kamphuis
In an email interview with the Centre for Internet and Society, Dutch open source activist Arjen Kamphuis discussed his experience of successfully working with ... by Sanchia de Souza last modified Aug 18, 2011 05:01 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Open Standards Workshop at IGF '09
The Centre for Internet and Society co-organized a workshop on 'Open Standards: A Rights-Based Framework' at the fourth Internet Governance Forum, at Sharm ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:54 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
Openness, Videos, Impressions
The one day Open Video Summit organised by the Centre for Internet & Society, iCommons, Open Video Alliance, and Magic Lantern, to bring together a range of ... by Nishant Shah last modified Sep 22, 2011 12:23 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , , ,
DCOS Agreement on Procurement
On December 6, 2008, at the closing of the third Internet Governance Forum in Hyderabad, India, the Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards (DCOS), of which the ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:58 AM — Filed under: , ,
Workshop on Reforming the International ICT Standardization System
On Day 4, the last day, of the Internet Governance Forum, a workshop was conducted by the Dynamic Coalition on Open Standards on the reforming the ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 23, 2011 02:56 AM — Filed under: ,
CIS Comments on the Interoperability Framework for e-Governance (Phase I)
In November 2010, the Central Government released the Draft 0.6 of the Technical Standards for the Interoperability Framework for e-Governance (Phase I), ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified May 22, 2013 10:48 AM — Filed under: , ,
Comments on the draft National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy
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 ... by Pranesh Prakash last modified Aug 24, 2011 06:32 AM — Filed under: , , ,
Wikipedia Introductory Session organized for Data and India portal consultants
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 ... by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Jul 17, 2013 06:33 AM — Filed under: , , , , , , ,
Regulating the Internet: The Government of India & Standards Development at the IETF
The institution of open standards has been described as a formidable regulatory regime governing the Internet. Given the regulatory and domestic policy ... by Aayush Rathi, Gurshabad Grover and Sunil Abraham last modified Jan 22, 2019 07:29 AM — Filed under: , , , , , ,
ଓଡ଼ିଆ ଉଇକିପାଠାଗାର
Odia newspaper Sambad carried this featured column of mine yesterday in their Sunday supplement "Sambada Rabibara" on December 6, 2015. by Subhashish Panigrahi last modified Jan 05, 2016 06:30 AM — Filed under: , , , ,
Pre-Budget Consultation 2016 - Submission to the IT Group of the Ministry of Finance
The Ministry of Finance has recently held pre-budget consultations with different stakeholder groups in connection with the Union Budget 2016-17. We were ... by Sumandro Chattapadhyay last modified Jan 12, 2016 01:34 PM — Filed under: , , , , , , , , , ,