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UK, Israel sign agreement on open standards, open source

UK and Israel have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which will see greater collaboration to improve digital public services in the two countries.

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According to Liam Maxwell, UK Government Chief Technology Officer, the MoU will allow the UK and Israel to cooperate on the exchange of information and experiences in the areas of open markets, open standards and open source.

In addition, it will also facilitate collaborative initiatives to ensure that each country has the capability and ability to develop their digital public services.

Minister for the Cabinet Office Francis Maude said: “When I visited last year, I saw how Israel has a forward-thinking approach to digital innovation, just like the UK.”

“This government’s long-term plan is all about creating modern, digital public services that are so good people prefer to use them. So, we will look to find new ways of working with Israel’s impressive array of digital businesses and draw on its culture of entrepreneurship. There’s a great deal we can learn from one another.”

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