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Tectonic: Open Source vs. Open Standards

Mar 27, 2004, 07:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dumisani Mtoba)

"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..."

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