Is ODF an Open Standard? ~ by David A. Wheeler (Groklaw)
Posted Feb 11, 2006 13:46 UTC (Sat) by lolando
Parent article: Is ODF an Open Standard? ~ by David A. Wheeler (Groklaw)
There's [an article in] a French law that speficically defines an open standard. It goes something like (translation mine): "An open standard is defined as any communication, interconnection or exchange protocol, or any data format, that is interoperable and for which the technical specifications are public and without restrictions on access or on implementation." It's weaker than the criteria mentioned by David Wheeler, because it doesn't mention evolution of the standard (or its creation process), but I find it remarkably simple and to-the-point.
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