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Title: "Open Source vs. Open Standards"
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 delivery in early 2005 of an ultimatum by 29 open source community leaders to OASIS, a respected standards developing consortium, demanding that OASIS amend its intellectual property policy to suit the open source community's definition of "open standards" occasions this analysis of what "open standards" can -- and should -- mean, and how the open source and the open standards communities should agree upon a common definition to permit the advancement of their mutual (and equally important) efforts.
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