Why are open standards important for end-users?
dgerard at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 17:00:54 UTC 2008
On 29/02/2008, gk at fsfe.org <gk at fsfe.org> wrote:
> During preparation for the DFD I am currently searching for reasons why open
> standards are important for end-users. One apparent reason is "choice" and
> all its implications. However, other pro open standard arguments such
> as "availability", "no royalty when implementing" and so on won't impress
> typical end-users.
> Of course "choice" is clearly a really strong argument, but I am still in
> search for other ones...
Andy Updegrove has, I think, nailed it here:
Proper standards are increasingly vital to participation in society
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