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Open Sesame

Open standard technology is at hand as the main e-governance platform

Open Sesame
Illustration by Sandeep Adhwaryu
Open Sesame
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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.

Who gains?

  • 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

Who loses?
Big proprietary software companies and licensed technology platforms

E-governance market in India

  • Size: $10 billion
  • Proprietary tech/software 95%
  • Open Source 5%

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It’s a historic, or even revolutionary,...

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