Open Standards Primer
Open Standards. Nah Soo Hoe, with a foreword by Peter J. Quinn. UNDP-APDIP, Elsevier, 2006
OPEN STANDARDS: UNDP-APDIP has released a new e-Primer on Free/Open Source Software: Open Standards. it's authored by Nah Soo Hoe, with a foreword by Peter J. Quinn. UNDP-APDIP, Elsevier, 2006, 62 pages ISBN-13: 978-81-312-0538-9 ISBN-10: 81-312-0538-X Find out more at:
"Open standards ensure that products and services can inter-operate and work together, even though they may be from different parties or entities. Open standards ensure that the next purchase is not dictated by the last purchase, thus, increasing users’ choices, access to products, information and services, and opportunities for sharing and collaboration."
In addition to the advantage of increased competition for acquisition and the ongoing operational expense, governments, businesses and other entities can benefit from each others' efforts and share applications that each have built.
Online versions of all FOSS e-Primers are available at http://www.iosn.net/foss-primers Upcoming titles are focused on network security and infrastructure, and open content.