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NewsForge: OASIS: Meaningful Open Standards or Mirage?

May 25, 2005, 22:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)

"Despite some recent criticism--which included a call to boycott standards based on reasonable and non-discriminatory (RAND) licensing fees--the OASIS standards body is behind what many in the open source community view as a primary example of a truly open, industry-accepted standard: the new OpenDocument format.

"Now that the OpenDocument format is official, and with its recent truce on Web services standards, there is a sense that the standards body is on the same path as the W3C, which is viewed as truly dedicated to open standards..."

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