An anonymous reader writes: From Open Standards:
'On June 29 2007, the European Commission agency IDABC published
a document revising the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) and the Architecture
Guidelines (AG). This second version wants to 'update' the previous version of the
EIF but, contrary to the first version, it threatens explictely the good process of more open
standards that had been a long time push of IDABC.
"EIF v2.0 should facilitate the most profitable
business model(s) of cost versus public value, under proper
recognition of intellectual property rights, if any. The support for
multiple standards allows a migration towards open standards when
appropriate in the long run."
There are unacceptable drawbacks from the previous "EIF 2004"
that promoted the use of open standards as defined in this European definition, the use of free and open source softwares as well as XML.'
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