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I am responsible for the changes made yesterday, but wasn't signed in (still learning :)) I broadened the definition of IOP and showed two recent case of its' controversial application. --Daniel Spichtinger 7 July 2005 11:58 (UTC)
Interoperability vs. Interoperation
A distinction used within the Open Grid Forum is between interoperability and interoperation, with the former referring to creating a common fabric of interaction that everyone can connect to equally, and the latter being defined piecewise between particular systems (often through the creation of specific software adapters). It is our experience that it is far easier to do interoperation at first, but it is interoperability that builds a real commodity market with maximal benefits to customers. 18.104.22.168 13:27, 24 August 2007 (UTC)
The technical definition of interoperability need changed I believe... 'Interoperability is a property referring to the ability of diverse systems and organizations to work together (inter-operate)'. [in a manner as previously agree to or as each expect.] without adding this then the systems do not act as expected from each side and nothing is gained. Rikdrummond (talk) 15:01
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Errors in Article
- In the Software section, the article erroneously cites ISO/IEC 2382-01 as relevant. That directive is superceded for information technology standards by ISO/IEC JTC 1 Directives. See section 1.1 (superceding and making interoperability mandatory). The relative definition is in Annex I: "interoperability is understood to be the ability of two or more IT systems to exchange information at one or more standardised interfaces and to make mutual use of the information that has been exchanged. An IT system is a set of IT resources providing services at one or more interfaces."
- That definition is in close accord with competition law in the European Union governing software. Commission v. Microsoft, No. T‑167/08, European Community Court of First Instance (Grand Chamber Judgment of 17 September, 2007), para. 230, 374, 421, (rejecting Microsoft's argument that "interoperability" has a 1-way rather than 2-way meaning; information technology specifications must be disclosed with sufficient specificity to place competitors on an "equal footing" in regard to interoperability; "the 12th recital to Directive 91/250 defines interoperability as 'the ability to exchange information and mutually to use the information which has been exchanged'"). Marbux (talk) 18:26, 28 November 2012 (UTC)
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