open standard

Definitions

Commerce

  • noun a standard that allows computers and similar pieces of equipment made by different manufacturers to operate with each other

Electronics

  • A set of hardware and/or software specifications which is freely available. Such standards promote interoperability, and help in the proliferation of new technologies, platforms, interfaces, methods, applications, devices, and so on. This contrasts with a closed standard, in which technical specifications are not made public.
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