See also: Specification | Code | Rating
A standard is a specification which aids interoperability for widespread and rapid adoption. Standards can be based on an agreed code and should be simple and scale well. Standards increase trust because they reflect a higher reputation or most preferred rating.
Standards can be easily breached. This sort of non-compliance leads to disqualification, exclusion or a change in status.
Global standards nearly always compete with local standards in a process of internationalization, particularly with globalized industries. Of course there is no known standard for every particular activity or circumstance.
Examples of relevant standards include;
- Encryption standards such as AES and DES
- File Formats
- Compact Disc
- Platforms, Operating System and Languages
- Copyright standards from the Berne Convention
Organisations or projects that support, promote and adopt internet standards include;
There is a listing of Open standards and software for bibliographies and cataloging at Sourceforge
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