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Peter Grindley

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780198288077

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288077.001.0001

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Open Computer Systems: A Standards Revolution

Open Computer Systems: A Standards Revolution

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(p.156) 7 Open Computer Systems: A Standards Revolution
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Standards, Strategy, and Policy
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Peter Grindley

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288077.003.0007

New technology can create the basic technical and economic conditions for open standards. These open standards may possibly be used to replace an established proprietary standard where changes in basic industry technology create conditions for a new standard system. This chapter shows how firms, which have been most successful in the competition, have accepted the open standards as fully as possible and worked within the new conditions. Competitions turn on the issue of compatibility standards allowing computers and their components from different manufacturers to be used together. The contest between these different standards might be the most important factor in determining the future of the industry. New technologies created new markets which naturally developed open standards.

Keywords:   technology, proprietary standard, firms, computer, industry, markets

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