Simon Dickson writes on his Puffbox blog: "With some unexpected free time in my schedule for today, I sat down to complete the Cabinet Office's recently published questionnaire on Open Standards in government. To be perfectly frank, its 120 questions have left me reeling, and nervous."
If you're itching to complete the survey there's no rush. Answers by 20 May 2011.
Francis Maude, the Cabinet Office minister, says of the survey:
"One of our first goals is to organise Government data and systems using an agreed set of standards that make our ICT more open, cheaper and better connected.
"To do this, we need to know which standards are most important to you...If you’re a business or community organisation, helping us choose the right standards will make it easier for you to do business with Government.
"It will also help us open up data, better informing your decisions, and hopefully prompting innovation.
"We’ve placed free text fields in the survey, so you can tell us what we have missed or which alternative standards you believe may be better.
"... The results from this survey will be reviewed by the Chief Technology Officers Council and their conclusions will be published on the Cabinet Office website in the Autumn."