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Our meetings

Here we describe the groups that take part in the assessment process and publish their minutes.

Open Standards Board minutes - 06 October 2014

Open Standards Board - 06 October 2014 (meeting 4)


This was the fourth Open Standards Board, three challenges were tabled for discussion:

  • Exchange of contact information - RFC6350 (vcard)

  • Exchange of calendar events - RFC5545 (iCalendar)

  • Public emergency alert messaging - Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) 1.2

Summary of outcomes

The Board agreed:

Technical Panel meeting actions - 22 September 2014

Magnus Falk, Government Digital Services(chair)

Nicholas Oughtibridge, Health and Social Care Information Centre

James Stewart - Government Digital Services

John Adams - Department for International Development

Richard Crowther - CESG

Tariq Rashid - Home Office

James Penman - Met Office

Steven Walters - HMRC

Data Panel meeting actions - 22 September 2014

Nicholas Oughtibridge Health and Social Care Information Centre (chair of Data Panel)

Colin Hand, Ministry of Justice

Graham Peek, Parliament

Paul Davidson, Local eGovernment Standards Body

David Lawton, Informed Solutions

Peter Mann, CDS Digital

Peter Winstanley, Scottish Government

Magnus Falk Government Digital Services

Paul Downey Government Digital Services

Standards panels - terms of reference

Why the standards panels exist

Through the Standards Hub anyone can get involved in the process of prioritising and helping us to select open standards for government IT.

Advice on aspects of document formats requested by the Open Standards Board – 9 April 2014

The Open Standards Board requested additional clarification and advice relating to document formats.


Open Standards Board - Meeting 2 (24 September 2013)


This was the second meeting of the Open Standards Board, and the first where they would be considering proposals that had been through the agreed process on the Standards Hub.


Summary of outcomes

The Board agreed:

Call for volunteers to advise the Open Standards Board

The Open Standards Board aims to select a small set of core standards for government bodies to apply consistently to make services better for users and to keep government IT costs down.