||/Krechmer, 1998/ The Principles of the Open Standards
The principles of Open Standards:
- 1. Openness
All stakeholders may participate in the standards development process.
- 2. Consensus
All interests are discussed and agreement found, no domination.
- 3. Due Process
Balloting and an appeals process may be used to find solution.
- 4. Open IPR
Holders of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) must identify themselves during the standards development process.
- 5. Open World
Same standard for the same function, world-wide.
- 6. Open Access
All may access committee documents, drafts and completed standards.
- 7. Open Meeting
All may participate in standards development meetings.
- 8. On-going Support
Standards are supported until user interest ceases rather than when provider interest declines.
- 9. Open Interfaces
Interfaces allow additional functions, public or proprietary.
- 10. Open Use
Low or no charge for IPR necessary to implement an accredited standard.
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