Calls for greater tech openness rise

Apr 17, 2006

Greater openness is needed to boost innovation in the computer software industry and economic growth worldwide, a research group reported Monday.

"Open standards are needed for digital technology to continue to develop and create economic growth in the information age," said Paul Horn, chair of the digital connections council at the Committee for Economic Development, a non-profit public policy group and senior vice president of research at IBM.

"Additionally, open innovation is propelling change in commerce beyond the borders of software and information technology, even into physical goods," he added.

In its latest report entitled "Open standards, open source, and open innovation: harnessing the benefits of openness," CED said that governments should encourage the development and use of open standards through processes as open to participation and contribution as possible.

Meanwhile, the group objected to any requirement that forces governments to make purchasing decisions of software based on the licensing system used, adding that "no citizen should be required to use the hardware or software of any particular vendor."

Copyright 2006 by United Press International

Explore further: Festo has BionicANTs communicating by the rules for tasks

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Visio.M Automotive Service Bus goes open source

Mar 10, 2015

Up to 80 different systems putter around in many cars. The complexity has come to a limit. Within the "Visio.M" research project, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research with a total ...

Recommended for you

Festo has BionicANTs communicating by the rules for tasks

23 minutes ago

Germany-based automation company Festo, focused on technologies for tasks, turns to nature for inspiration, trying to take the cues from how nature performs tasks so efficiently. "Whether it's energy efficiency, ...

Jury decides Silicon Valley firm did not discriminate

44 minutes ago

A jury decided Friday that a prestigious venture capital firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female employee in a case that shined a light on gender imbalance and working conditions for women ...

Intel in talks with Altera on tie-up

46 minutes ago

US tech giant Intel is in talks with rival Altera on a tie-up to broaden the chipmaker's product line amid growth in Internet-connected devices, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Amazon says FAA drone approval already obsolete

3 hours ago

The approval federal aviation officials gave Amazon.com last week to test a specific drone design outdoors is already outdated, the company's top policy executive said Tuesday in written testimony to a Senate subcommittee.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.