Standards

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Why do we need standards?
System developed against efined standard more likely to be successful and satisfy users and ensures different systems can talk to each other.
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What are the four types of standards?
Proprietary, Industry, De Facto, Open
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What is a proprietary standard?
Standard owned by a company
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Examples of Properietary standards and properties?
e.g. Windows, predictable, familiar to users, maintained by one company- updates usually free
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What is an industry standard?
A standard agreed across the computing industry
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Examples of industry standards?
Common for hardware devices e.g USB
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What is a defacto standard?
A standard developed through common usage
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Examples of defacto standards?
HTML started as a defacto standard
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What is an open standard?
A standard which is publically available
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Examples and properties of open standards?
Updated by a group of developers who make regular updates available to anyone, usually high quality but no-one to blame if goes wrong, e.g HTML, C#, TCP/IP programming languages and Linux and Mozilla Software.
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