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Title: "The Many Faces of Open"
Author: Andrew Updegrove
Source: Consortium Standards Bulletin, Vol. IV, No. 3
Publication Date: March 2005
Free/Fee: Free Access
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Abstract: The definition of "openness" as it applies to standard setting has been debated since the invention of the phrase "open standards." While many aspects of that definition have been generally agreed upon for many years, other attributes are the subject of sometimes heated debate. This article describes those attributes of openness that are generally conceded, and explores those areas that continue to be the subject of disagreement and debate (and why).
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