What happens in open standards?
All technology/software used for e-governance becomes inter-operable. In other words, any technology platform or software should be able to read government documents, maps, images and datasheets.
- Government: Will not have to spend crores on a proprietary standard. Various offices would be able to access data without having same technology/software.
- Consumers: Will not have to buy proprietary software to access government documents
Big proprietary software companies and licensed technology platforms
E-governance market in India
- Size: $10 billion
- Proprietary tech/software 95%
- Open Source 5%
It’s a historic, or even revolutionary,...