From Ethical Politics
Open standards are what helps industry work both in the physical world but more importantly in the digital world. Open means that anyone is free to use the standard without payment or royalty. Standard means that in using it it works across many systems and forms.
Open standards for the internet
On the internet open standards are different networks that link together and help different networks talk to each other to inter-operate - to create an inter-net. There are three main standards bodies for the internet:
- Business process and identity standards: OASIS, XML - data markup, SAML security assertions, XRI - extensible identifiers and others.
Online open standards are key to supporting a free, open and neutral internet.
Author: Kaliya Hamlin