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A consortium with the aim of creating a multi-vendor open computing environment based on the Motorola 88000 RISC processor family.
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88Open

A consortium founded in 1988 that provides information and certification for the Motorola 88000-based platform. Companies such as Data General, Encore and Harris offer products using the 88K chips.
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Called the 88open Consortium Ltd., the Motorola group similarly seeks to enforce binary compatibility on software developed for the MC88000, which would allow the programs to run on any workstation housing that chip.
Similarly, some analysts contend that 88open's chances may depend on the endorsement of a company that has been wooing engineers but has not yet announced a RISC-Unix box: Apple Computer.