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Examples : Web browsers and file formats
The Browser War
Netscape and Internet Explorer were successively dominant. As competitors, they were innovating. Dominant, they have blocked the development of the Web.
File formats ought to be open standards:
- to allow compatibility and file exchange,
- to guarantee that recorded data is long-lasting.
- Mozilla - http://mozilla.org/products/
- 101 things that the Mozilla browser can do that IE cannot - http://www.xulplanet.com/ndeakin/arts/reasons.html.
- Netscape Browsers Epitaph. A Tale of the Rise, Glory and Fall of Netscape. http://www.azcomputerdoctor.com/netscape-browsers-epitaph.htm
- Nescape Browsers Epitaph: The Netscape story continues... http://www.azcomputerdoctor.com/Netscape-browsers-continued.htm
- OpenOffice.org - http://openoffice.org/