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open standards

Specifications for hardware or software that are developed by a standards organization or a consortium involved in supporting a standard. Available to the public for developing compliant products, open standards imply "open systems;" that an existing component in a system can be replaced with that of another vendor. Although many vendors may have contributed to an open standard, and one may have contributed more than others and even have great influence, an open standard is not completely controlled by a single vendor. Contrast with proprietary standards. See open system, open source and de facto standard.
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That s why we know that agreeing open standards for document formats will be a big step forward.
That approach, coupled with the new reliance on open standards, reduces the market-entry barriers for innovators that are now sparking a renaissance in storage hardware itself.
An open standard typically is developed by many parties and is available royalty-free to all software developers for use with any application.
IBM has been a long-time supporter of the Globus Toolkit, which we believe is a valuable asset in helping drive open standards for Grid and distributed computing.
With a passion for excellence, CoreMedia is committed to developing first-class software products based on open standards for multi-channel delivery.
While IBM will continue to demonstrate leadership in patent output, through measures such as today's pledge, we will increasingly use patents to encourage and protect global innovation and interoperability through open standards, and we urge others to do so as well.
Verification of how open standards facilitate rapid, cost-effective deployments, foster competition and help leverage existing wireless infrastructure;
Since its inception, Network Appliance has championed open standards, giving customers interoperability with best of breed solutions," said Amit Pandey, senior director of marketing for the content delivery business unit, Network Appliance.
To help meet this need, AMD is taking the initiative to define an open standard for small form factor designs.
Jointly, the IMS Forum and UNH-IOL selected the TekCore Session Manager because it is based on open standards in both software and hardware, allowing operators to source equipment from the vendors of their choice and build an open, best-of-breed, multi-vendor IMS network," said Lincoln Lavoie, UNH-IOL Senior Engineer.
POSIX, a family of standards developed by the Portable Applications Standards Committee (PASC) of the IEEE Computer Society, enables access to integrated information within and between enterprises based on open standards and global interoperability.
Complementary Open Standards and Open Source Efforts Launch

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