Jargon buster

Confused by all those terms? The guide below should help you navigate the new world of standards.

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Term Definition
Agile standard A standard that is released quickly and iterated regularly to keep it up to date.
Free standard A standard that is released freely with permission to adapt and extend to meet the user’s need. Typically this will be under Creative Commons license or similar.
Open source standard A standard that is developed in the open, allowing anyone to contribute, review and suggest changes.
Open standard A standard that is released freely to support interoperability of systems. Most frequently applied to software or data standards to allow data to be freely transferred between vendors’ tools.
Standard A document developed through a consensus process that sets out requirements or best practice for a product, process or system.

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