Public Code is an early stage concept for a type of code developed with the public interest in mind.
The point of departure is that in our emerging platform society, «Code == Code: Software and policy are both code. The former executed by machines and the latter by humans. This means we need to look differently at the software developed for public tasks than we do for private tasks. The software is held to standards to guarantee that it is inclusive, usable, adaptive, open, and sustainable.
The project resulted in the publication of a first version of the Standard for Public Code, download below. Furthermore, a Research Agenda was published for the further development of Public Code.