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The truth about open standards

Some people say that .NET is an open standard. Aren't real open standards developed in cooperation with many different platform developers?

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Yes, absolutely. .NET is not an open standard because it is completely controlled by Microsoft. It is a de facto standard, but you're at the mercy of one vendor if you depend on it. True open standards involve a varied group of industry players that makes decisions about the specification.

This was first published in October 2005

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