Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability

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The economic and political stakes in the current heated debates over "openness" and open standards in the Internet's architecture.Openness is not a given on the Internet. Technical standards--the underlying architecture that enables interoperability among hardware and software from different manufacturers--increasingly control individual freedom and the pace of innovation in technology markets. Heated battles rage over the very definition of "openness" and what constitutes an open standard in information and communication ...

Opening Standards: The Global Politics of Interoperability 2011, MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass.

ISBN-13: 9780262016025

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