Embracing the open source philosophy: community creation and sharing of standards

Adopting a targeted but resolute open source strategy is now a necessary step in the quest to share standards and reach critical mass

In sum, open source is a means of opening without losing control: making public the code of some carefully selected subsystems seems a good strategy for an industry to become more flexible in terms of development and product testing, to innovate at the right level, to impose its standards and to have its solutions adopted on a massive scale.