NewsForge: OASIS: Meaningful Open Standards or Mirage?
May 25, 2005, 22:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jay Lyman)
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"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..."