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Title: "Being Open About Standards"
Author: Neelie Kroes European Commissioner for Competition Policy
Publication Date: June 10 2008
Free/Fee: Free Access
Reads: 4465
Abstract: Many standards bodies express a preference for non-proprietary standards. Nonproprietary standards avoid the need for license agreements and royalties. They avoid the need to ask permission if you want to use or develop the technology - follow-on innovation may be easier. They avoid subjecting the future development of the standard and the technology to the commercial interests of the technology's originator.
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