FOSS Open Standards/Acknowledgements

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 FOSS Open Standards 

ForewordPrefaceList of AcronymsIntroductionImportance and Benefits of Open StandardsStandard-Setting and Open StandardsSome Important Open StandardsComparison of File FormatsStandards and Internationalization/Localization of SoftwarePatents in StandardsThe Linux Standard BaseGovernment/National Open Standards Policies and InitiativesConclusionAnnexure: Comments on RAND, as seen from both sidesGlossaryAbout the AuthorAcknowledgementsAbout APDIPAbout IOSN

The author would like to thank all those who have helped and contributed to the preparation of this primer, including Shahid Akhtar and Phet Sayo of UNDP-APDIP, and Sunil Abraham and Khairil Yusof of IOSN. He would also like to thank the organizations and people who have provided useful feedback and constructive criticisms to the primer; they include BSA, CompTIA, Microsoft, Richard Stallman, Tony Di Cenzo and Raul Zambrano.