We have added a new sector to the Information Policy Area – Open Source / Open Standards. The first rule in this new sector is a recent resolution from Vancouver that will increase local government use of open standards, open source, and open/accessible data.
Open standards, open data, and open source are all important ingredients for locally self-reliant communities in the modern era. As modern life has become more dependent on computers, openness is an important check against the power of a single vendor or other entity from becoming unaccountable.
You’ll find more details on the sector page or in the rules we will add over time.