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open source

n
(Computer Science)
a. intellectual property, esp computer source code, that is made freely available to the general public by its creators
b. (as modifier): open source software. Compare closed source
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Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel and Sun Microsystems have announced the formation of the Globus Consortium, a new industry group dedicated to the commercial advancement of the Globus Toolkit, an open standards building block for enterprise-level Grid implementations.
"The other so-called specifications have not yet been offered to any of the open standards groups for consideration, so I have to assume their widespread industry adoption is still some time away."
TELECOMWORLDWIRE-10 May 2000-On-line financial institutions and mobile phone manufacturers launch drive to adopt open standards in mobile financial services (C)1994-2000 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.m2.com
VMETRO, a provider of embedded, real-time boards and sub-systems based on open standards like VME, PCI, cPCI and RACEway, today announced that the Phoenix VPF1, a quad signal processing card for VME-based systems supporting the VITA-41/VXS standard, has begun delivery to customers.
Based on open standards and support for a full range of operating systems, including major Unix implementations, as well a Windows, modular systems support the latest hardware technologies--including 15,000 RPM drives--enabling storage solutions with leadingedge performance.
However, this is not considered true interoperability as it is still based on vendors' proprietary APIs and not on true, open standards. As the products with these proprietary APIs evolve, many engineers are kept busy upgrading these adapters.
Open standards can accelerate the interoperability and expansion of the global infrastructure.
"Sure we support open standards, so long as our product is in the heart of the subsystem." But the efforts of the SSF don't follow the same tired pattern.