Thank you for signing the Hague Declaration and becoming a Digistan supporter. The Declaration was printed and signed on May 21st, in the Hague, by the founders of the Digital Standards Organization. The first 1,000 signatures were printed in small type on the paper. Four copies of the Declaration were signed, two kept for archival and two will be auctioned later to raise money for our activities.
If you want to get involved, why not:
- Help us find the legal basis in your own constitution and report back to us.
- Translate the Hague Declaration into your language if it's not been done.
- Join the public mailing list and chat with other Digistan supporters.
- Blog or email your friends and colleagues about the Hague Declaration.
- Join a workgroup.
- Forward the open letter to people who might care.
The European Interoperability Framework is an opportunity to promote better competition and undiscriminatory access to public services. — Comments: 0 — by arebenti 11 Oct 2010 14:27
Digistan has published its first "standard for standards", the Consensus-oriented specification system. or COSS. — Comments: 0 — by pieterh 15 Apr 2009 13:24
Peter Jungen and the EEI wonder if openness rhetorics risks turning Europe into an innovation "dead zone". — Comments: 0 — by arebenti 20 Jan 2009 12:40
In addition to mixed responses of consumers reluctant to accept technical protection measures without direct consumer benefit, the interoperability problems of existing DRM solutions lead to a supply side fragmentation of the market which prevent their adoption. The EU-Council wants consultations. — Comments: 1 — by arebenti 23 Nov 2008 23:19
In response to a question of Hiltrud Breyer the European Commission explains 'Open Standards'. Technical mandates are seen as "a means to achieve its political, economic and social mandate, including carrying out its tasks in the most efficient way, constantly ensuring appropriate user satisfaction and best value for EU taxpayers' money." Furthermore the Commission highlights its support for the open document format (ODF). — Comments: 0 — by arebenti 04 Oct 2008 11:42
Chris Puttick points us to the Prime Minister's office's response to the Digistan petition launched by UK supporters of free and open digital standards. — Comments: 0 — by pieterh 19 Aug 2008 14:06
After years of discussion, the EU has announced that it will not change its definition of "open standard" to accommodate the wishes of patent holders and legacy software firms. We look at some of the reactions and at the growing divergence between US and EU policies on technology. — Comments: 1 — by pieterh 02 Jul 2008 08:46
Rob Weir, Steve Pepper and Patrick Durusau are expected. — Comments: 1 — by arebenti 09 Jun 2008 12:40
The UK Prime Minister's office has accepted an e-petition calling for the PM to adopt the Hague Declaration. Deadline for voting is 6 July. — Comments: 0 — by pieterh 04 Jun 2008 14:31
EU-Commissioner Siim Kallas answered to MEP Cappato (ALDE) that the Commission was able to accept and generate documents in ODF format. The Finn heads among other DGs the Directorate General Informatics of the European Commission which coordinates the Commission's IT infrastructure. — Comments: 0 — by arebenti 30 May 2008 15:02
Total number of signatures: 3156
Most recent signatures:
28 Aug 2016 19:40
David López Villegas,
16 Sep 2015 10:38
Jan Van De Ven,
08 Mar 2015 13:34
Comments: Transparency in Government through Open Source
03 Jan 2015 17:26
Comments: Why are only so very few people signing it. It is really a shame.
17 Aug 2014 17:43