Open Standards, Open Source: A Move Towards Convergence

Carl Cargill
Sun Microsystems


Open Standards have been around for a long time and I recognize industry force. Open Source is a recent industry phenomonen. Both Open Source and Open Standards have weaknesses and strengths. The argument of this presentation is by merging the two, a new and powerful source for advancing industry can be achieved.


Carl Cargill is currently director for Standards at SUN Microsystems and has held similar positions at Netscape and other companies. He is an Editor of the ACM publication Standard View and has published Information Technology Standardization: Theory, Process, and Organizations; Digital Press, 1989.