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Otvoreni standardi

Otvoreni standardi omogućuju slobodno dijeljenje raznih podataka s visokim stupnjem vjernosti standarda. Onemogućuju stvaranje zavisnosti i drugih umjetnih granica prema interoperabilnosti te promiču izbor između proizvođača i tehnoloških rješenja. FSFE-ov rad na otvorenim standardima ima za cilj pobrinuti se da prelazak na slobodan softver ili između rješenja u slobodnom softveru bude jednostavan.

Uvod

Važnost otvorenih standarda usko je vezana za efekt umrežavanja i zbog toga drastično raste. Nagrada za vlasničke proizvođače za izigravanje sustava raste kao i trošak za korisnike softvera.

Vlade i nevladine organizacije od javnog interesa uključujući grupe koje se brinu o slobodi natjecanja ili prava potrošača općenito su glasni zagovornici otvorenih standarda. Uobičajeni kritičari su proizvođači vlasničkog softvera i zastupnici njihovih interesa. Jedna od stvari koju kritičari često žele istaći je inherentan sukob između inovacije i standardizacije.

Standardizacija namjerno ograničava promjene u tehnološkoj osnovi uključujući i inovacije. Ova su ograničenja uvedena kako bi omogućila naknadne inovacije od bilo koje strane koja ima pristup standardu, a ne samo strani koja kontrolira tehnološku osnovu. Stoga standardi ograničavaju mogućnost inovacije jedne strane kako bi na osnovi standarda omogućili inovacije više različitih strana.

Otvoreni standardi svima omogućuju takve inovacije u kojima inicijalni razvijatelj platforme ne može ograničiti druge u inovaciji ili natjecanju.

FSFE-ovi ciljevi uključuju slobodu od nastajanja zavisnosti kao i mogućnost inoviranja i natjecanja svih zainteresiranih. Zbog toga je FSFE glasan zagovornik otvorenih standarda.

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