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Neugebauer, T.

12/15/2008

Open Standards

  • Definition of open standard

    • “a standard that is independent of any single institution or manufacturer, and to which users may propose amendments.”

    • 3 characteristics:

      • Anyone can use the standards (utility)

      • Anyone can acquire standard without significant cost (utility)

      • Developed in a way in which anyone can participate (process)

    • Open in utility but not in process: XHTML (W3C)

    • Open in utility and process: Dublin Core

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