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Open Standards: Promoting Excellence In The Open
The definition of “open standards” can vary from country to country or even organization to organization. At Transmute, we follow the W3C Position Statement on open standards. This statement asserts a set of requirements needed to describe a technical specification as “open standards”:

Transparency

  • Due process is public
  • All technical discussions and meeting minutes are archived and referenceable in decision making

Relevance

  • New standardization is started after an appropriate analysis of the market needs
  • Standardization includes a requirements-gathering phase (e.g. accessibility, multi-linguism, etc.)

Openness

  • Anyone can participate in the process

Impartiality and Consensus

  • Neutral standards hosting and a rigorous standards-building process to guarantee fairness
  • Each participant has equal weight

Availability

  • The standard text is free to access during the entire development process

Maintenance

  • An ongoing process for testing, errata, revision, and permanent access is developed
Transmute’s products are built with these requirements in mind to ensure interoperability and create the best possible user experience. Meeting open standards requirements elevates the quality of a product. That’s why we think using open standards is both the right thing to do and valuable for our clients.