We’re are really pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for the UK Open Source Awards 2019. We have been selected in the Public Sector and Third Sector category.

There is some pretty strong competition in this category, not least the NHS Digital Service Manual which is an exceptional thing. If you haven’t had a look at it yet go and have a look now.

It’s great that awards like these exist as we really need to promote the benefits of open source to the wider public sector. It is the only route that will promote technological sustainability. Yet, as our own experience has demonstrated, there is still a significant amount of suspicion about open source.

Awards like these can only reinforce the message that applications developed in the open can provide as much value as equivalent enterprise solutions.