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Standarde Deschise

Standardele deschise permit oamenilor să împartă toate tipurile de date liber şi cu o fidelitate perfectă. Ele permit blocarea şi alte bariere artificiale spre interoperabilitate şi promovează alegerea între vânzători şi soluţiile tehnologice. Obiectivul FSFE în ceea ce priveşte standardele deschise este de a asigura că oamenii pot migra într-un mod uşor spre software liber sau între soluţii libere.

Introducere

Relevanţa standardelor deschise este strâns legată de efectele de reţea, crescând dramatic. Recompensa pentru jocul cu sistemul pentru vendorii proprietari s-a incrementat, fiind costul utilizatorilor de software.

Guvernele, organizaţiile pentru binele public, incluzând grupuri care sunt procupate de libertate şi competiţie, precum şi drepturile consumatorului sunt în general proponenţi convinşi ai standardelor deschise. criticii tipici sunt vânzătorii de software, cei care reprezintă propriile interese. Unul dintre subiectele pe care criticii le conturează este conflictul între inovaţie şi standardizare.

Standardizarea limitează, fară dar şi poate, schimbările în baza technologică, incluzând inovaţia. Aceste limite sunt introduse pentru a permite subsecvent inovaţia din partea fiecăruia care are acces la standarde ci doar părţilor care controlează baza tehnologică.

Obiectivele FSFE includ libertatea tuturor pentru inovaţie şi competiţie. De aceea, FSFE este un suporter convins a Standardelor Deschise.

Publicaţii

Publications at the IGF

Publications on MS-OOXML

Filing taxes without non-free software: Slovak company appeals fines

11 June 2013:

In a case of a Slovak company protesting against being forced to use non-free software to file taxes, a court has failed to rule on the substance of the case.

FSFE responds to UK Open Standards Consultation

01 June 2012:

FSFE has submitted its response [Update: see as PDF version or HTML version] to a public consultation by the UK Government, concerning a definition of Open Standards and a policy for increasing their use in the UK's public sector. If the policy is applied boldly and proactively, the UK stands to greatly gain from increased competition in the software market, with much greater opportunities for small companies. On the other hand, even minor lapses in implementation could derail the policy entirely.

FSFE responds to UK Open Standards Consultation

01 June 2012:

FSFE has submitted its response [pdf] to a public consultation by the UK Government, concerning a definition of Open Standards and a policy for increasing their use in the UK's public sector. If the policy is applied boldly and proactively, the UK stands to greatly gain from increased competition in the software market, with much greater opportunities for small companies. On the other hand, even minor lapses in implementation could derail the policy entirely.

FSFE: NW UK businesses please tell Government that Open Standards matter

28 May 2012:

Is the Government one of your potential customers? Free Software may shortly be locked out of opportunities in the public sector if proposed Open Standards policy is adopted.

Executive summary of the EURA case

09 May 2012:

Slovak textile importer EURA Slovakia, s.r.o. is facing EUR 5600 in fines because it did not buy and use the Microsoft Windows operating system for submitting electronic tax reports. Slovak tax administration gave EURA only two options: either to buy and use Microsoft Windows or face the fines. This is also how we could briefly summarize the decision of Slovak tax administration from a few weeks ago. The administration imposed several fines on a company, EURA Slovakia, which submitted its tax reports on paper, because the use of electronic form was impossible as the state's web application worked only on the Microsoft Windows operating system. The company now plans to appeal to the court and to demand that the state stops forcing businesses to use a certain product, instead of requiring that the public administration uses a multi-platform technical solution based on Open Standards that is available for everybody.