9. What are 'Open Standards'

Both formal standards and industry specifications that are developed in an open process and are publicly available under so called Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRaND) terms, can be regarded as open standards. Some Organziations operate in a Royalty Free environment. There is also a distinction whether the Specifications are provided on the Web for free or whether they are sold. More information on the ongoing debate about the term open standards can be found on ETSI's SOS Interop conference site.

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See also

  1. Which type of standards should my project pursue3. Which type of standards should my project pursue
  2. What are formal standards organizations
  3. What are industry consortia
  4. Do formal standards organizations always produce formal standards

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