This area lists significant papers in the area of open digital standards.

Open standards in e-Government

  • Electronic Government: Perspectives and Pitfalls of Online Administrative Procedure, Georg Jakob, University of Salzburg, Department for Law and Informatics, September 2002 (36th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS’03))
  • Open Documents and Democracy: A Political Basis for Open Document Standards, DeNardis, Laura; Tam, Eric, Yale 2007
  • Roadmap for Future Innovation, Berkman Center, 2005
  • Open Technologies: Catalyst for transformation, Jeffrey A. Kaplan, APDIP e-Note 7, 2006

Open Standards and Open Source

  • FLOSSPOLS, An Economic Basis for Open Standards, Rishab Ghosh, Maastricht 2005
  • Free/Open Source Software: Open Standards Nah Soo Hoe, New Delhi: IOSN, 2006

Evaluation of standard bodies and standards: dimensions of openness

  • Evaluation of Ten Standard Setting Organizations with Regard to Open Standards, Per Andersen, IDC special report prepared for IT- og Telestyrelsen, January 2008. This report compares standard organizations based on Ken Krechmer’s criteria what constitutes openness in standardization.
  • Requirements of open standards Ken Krechmer, 2006. While Krechmer promotes a broad and permissive definition of open standards he evaluates the market and standard bodies against his criteria list. On the most critical dimension, patents, Krechmer seems to prefer a market specific negotiation process. Krechmer also maps Perens criteria list against his own and claims the identity of dimensions while disregarding the more strict requirements level.
  • Open Standards – Principles and Practice, Bruce Perens
  • Defining “Free and Open Standard”, Pieter Hintjens

Interoperability strategies

  • New York State Electronic Documents Report to the Governor and Legislature: CIO/OFT has published the electronic documents report required by statute, “A Strategy for Openness: Enhancing E-Records Access in New York State.”
  • UN APDIP Government Interoperability Framework – IBM, Oracle, UNDP-APDIP and the International Open Source Network (IOSN) create strategies for adopting open standards and related services in Asia-Pacific countries.