What is the correct response when the open source community calls for a boycott of an open standards consortium?
Is "openness" (as in open standards) in the eye of the beholder, or are there fundamental and unalterable principles upon which all should agree? The answer to this question is crucial -- and is somewhere in between.
Convergence is a difficult challenge in more and more areas of technology. Now it's confronting the worlds of open source and open standards as well. There's much more to the issue than the open source authors of a recent Call to Action are taking into account.
Five years and tens of millions of dollars of legal bills later, it's over for the two primary combatants in the JEDEC/SDRAM standards patent war. But there’s plenty of cleaning up left to do.
The first draft has been released, and all are welcome to comment.
How might an open standards process to recreate the world after the (next) deluge work out?