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Title: "Current Attempts to Change Established Definition of "Open" Standards"
Author: Patricia Griffin Vice President and General Counsel, ANSI
Publication Date: May 2 2005
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Abstract: The term "open standard" has been used recently to describe a standard that may be copied, used and distributed for no fee and/or whose embedded technology is irrevocably available on a royalty-free basis. This definition has created some confusion among standards developers and users generally because it is contrary to the process-based definition of "open" and "openness" long held by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and many other recognized standards bodies who understand the term to describe a collaborative, balanced and consensus-based approval process for the promulgation of domestic or international standards.
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