Open Systems in Digital Convergence

Open Systems in Digital Convergence

K. Krechmer (University of Colorado, USA)
Copyright: © 2007 |Pages: 20
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-156-8.ch008
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The greater the degree of digital convergence, the higher the potential for monopoly behavior. Open systems minimize the possibility of monopoly behavior. But what are open systems? This paper explores the different meanings and criteria suggested by the term open systems and the many ways openness is viewed. It specifically discusses open systems, open architectures, Open Source, open interfaces and open standards to better understand each. Identifying and agreeing upon what constitutes openness is an important step to avoid any disadvantages of digital convergence.

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