Tectonic: Open Source vs. Open Standards
Mar 27, 2004, 07:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dumisani Mtoba)
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"Take the term 'open'--it's been used and abused by the
purveyors of technology for a couple of decades now, so much so
that it's difficult to pin down a definition of what it actually
means. Now, it should come as no surprise that technology users are
taking their turn to define 'open.'
"Today, the term 'open' has become associated with software
source code, industry standards, developer communities, and a
variety of licensing models--four distinct phenomena that are often
intermingled in indistinct ways..."