Matrix For Selection Of Standards

Background A wide range of standards are available which seek to ensure that networked services are platform and application-independent, accessibility, interoperable and are suitable for re-purposing. But how does one go about selecting appropriate open standards, especially, as described below, some open standards may fail to reach maturity? This briefing document describes an approach which [...]

An Introduction To Open Standards

Background The use of open standards can help provide interoperability and maximise access to online services. However this raises two questions: “Why open standards?” and “What are open standards?”. Why Open Standards? Open standards can be useful for a number of reasons: Application Independence: To ensure that access to resources is not dependent on a [...]