Towards a Reference Model on How to Utilise Open Standards in Open Source Projects: Experiences Based on Drupal

  • Jonas Gamalielsson
  • Björn Lundell
  • Alexander Grahn
  • Stefan Andersson
  • Jonas Feist
  • Tomas Gustavsson
  • Henrik Strindberg
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 404)

Abstract

It is known that standards implemented in Open Source software (OSS) can promote a competitive market, reduce the risk for lock-in and improve interoperability, whilst there is limited knowledge concerning the relationship between standards and their implementations in OSS. In this paper we report from an ongoing case study conducted in the context of the ORIOS (Open Source software Reference Implementations of Open Standards) project in which influences between OSS communities and software standard communities are investigated. The study focuses on the Drupal project and three of its implemented standards (RDFa, CMIS, and OpenID).

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Copyright information

© IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonas Gamalielsson
    • 1
  • Björn Lundell
    • 1
  • Alexander Grahn
    • 1
  • Stefan Andersson
    • 4
  • Jonas Feist
    • 4
  • Tomas Gustavsson
    • 3
  • Henrik Strindberg
    • 2
  1. 1.University of SkövdeSkövdeSweden
  2. 2.Findwise ABGöteborgSweden
  3. 3.PrimeKey Solutions ABSolnaSweden
  4. 4.RedBridge ABKistaSweden

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