de jure standard


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de jure standard

Hardware or software that is endorsed by a standards organization. "De jure" is Latin for "in law" or "legal." Contrast with de facto standard.
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The choice has potentially significant consequences for the market power of the SEPs that are necessary to implement the de jure standard. IEEE provides a typical definition of an SEP: a patent "necessary to create a compliant implementation ...
Numerous de jure standards exist for software development.
In some cases, de jure standards bodies accept de facto standards or link them to their own standards (from Andrew Updegrove, Forming, Funding, and Operating Standard-Setting Consortia, in IEEE Micro, Dec.
A de jure standard should be impartial in the sense that it should not give exclusive advantage to the product or service of any individual supplier.