Mar 03, 2013The open system concept is that common linking technologies should be available for use by everyone. Providing this availability requires such considerations as licenses, patents, copyrights and trademarks, or else the emerging competitive market for products and services compatible with an open system may be impaired or restricted. This question touches on a number of philosophical issues. Kevin Ashton's white paper summarizes these and other questions, but does not seek to address them or express an opinion.
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