Open Standards

by Randolph Metcalfe on 1 June 2005 , last updated

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Disparate computer systems and networks cannot be made to talk to one another, or interoperate, if they do not speak the same language. Standards are like the shared rules of a language. Open standards bring together all interested parties to contribute to their creation and maintenance. They are published through a standards body such as IEEE, ISO, W3C or OASIS. These resources explore issues around standards, standards bodies, and the implementation of standards in software.

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Standards organisations