[ubuntu-uk] hard disk problem ?
neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Fri Jul 8 19:58:31 UTC 2011
On Dydd Gwener 08 mis Gorffennaf 2011 17:37:49 BST, alan c wrote:
> On 08/07/11 10:56, Yorvyk wrote:
>>> 'The adoption of compulsory open standards will help government
>>> to avoid lengthy vendor lock-in'
>> What does this mean? Are the government's open standards the same
>> as we would understand them? Is open source and open standards the
>> same thing?
To follow up with an example: OpenOffice.org and Libre Office are two
open software (actually Free/Libre software) programs that both support
the Open Document Format (ODF) open standard.
So ODF says how the software must store the documents: that's the standard.
Other open standards (although not being referred to in this policy)
include things like TCP/IP, HTTP, POP and IMAP for email, etc., etc.
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