Be open

Being open makes things better.

If you are developing a digital service, being open has two benefits: it helps avoid duplication, and it enables everyone to improve by not repeating mistakes. By sharing your learnings and, if appropriate, your code, others can build on your work.

You should also listen and contribute when others are being open and building on their work. Whether that’s learning about a particular model of intervention, or looking to reuse technology rather than building from scratch.

Being open isn’t just about supporting collaboration. It’s also about supporting transparency in our sector. It means we can hold ourselves to account through open scrutiny of our decision and approaches, and ultimately improve our collective practice and impact.

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