Open Standards and why
Open Standards are essential for interoperability and
of choice based on the merits of different software
provide freedom from data lock-in and the subsequent
This makes Open Standards essential for governments,
companies, organizations and individual users of
Visible effects of Open Standards are that you can:
- Choose any operating system or application and still be able to read and edit all your old documents.
- Collaborate with others regardless of which software they are using.
- Use any software of your choice to interact with businesses, the government, and others.
- subject to full public assessment and use without constraints in a manner equally available to all parties;
- without any components or extensions that have dependencies on formats or protocols that do not meet the definition of an Open Standard themselves;
- free from legal or technical clauses that limit its utilization by any party or in any business model;
- managed and further developed independently of any single vendor in a process open to the equal participation of competitors and third parties;
- available in multiple complete implementations by competing vendors, or as a complete implementation equally available to all parties.
- Reject the creeping domination of computer desktops by a single language forcing people tolearn a foreign language before they can express themselves electro
- Reject the ownership of office productivity tools by monopoly suppliers which imposes a de-facto tax on global electronic free speech and penalizes the economically disadvantaged.
- Reject the ownership of file formats by proprietary software companies - documents belong to their creators, not software vendors.
- Reject a closed software development process where errors can lie hidden and poor quality is accepted.
- All this can be easily done by using LibreOffice 3.0