Certified Open® is designed to evaluate technical and commercial lock-in. It promotes fair competition and increases the ability of suppliers to compete effectively in the provision of software, hardware and services. For more information click here
As a result of all feedback received from the trials Certified Open is now going through a thorough revaluation, and the formal trial process has been suspended. It is clear that the primary benefits from use of Certified Open lie in its use within a user organisation – both to evaluate the current level of lock-in present from previous decisions made, and in assisting users to plan their future directions. Certified Open is now being restructured to focus on the solutions being delivered rather than individual product components. This process is expected to take until early Spring 2009 at which point more announcements will be made about next steps and trials available. Until then you are welcome to browse the current documentation but note it will be significantly rewritten.