Short for digital rights management, a system for protecting the copyrights of data circulated via the Internet or other digital media by enabling secure distribution and/or disabling illegal distribution of the data. Typically, a DRM system protects intellectual property by either encrypting the data so that it can only be accessed by authorized users or marking the content with a digital watermark or similar method so that the content can not be freely distributed.
Meaning “without digital rights management”. DRM-free music tracks can be purchased and downloaded online and are currently offered by the iTunes Store and Napster, as well as other online digital music vendors. DRM-free music may be purchased cheaper than those sold under DRM, and may also be of lesser quality. Most stores offering DRM-free music […]
Short for delivered source instruction, one line of new source code developed for software. DSI is used to estimate software cost (see COCOMO). Typically expressed in thousands of lines of code (e.g., 2,000 DSI or 2KDSI).
Short for Double Sided Dual Layer DVD. See dual layer.
Short for Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer, a mechanism at a phone company’s central location that links many customer DSL connections to a single high-speed ATMline. When the phone company receives a DSL signal, an ADSL modem with a POTS splitter detects voice calls and data. Voice calls are sent to the PSTN, and data […]
Directory Service Markup Language combines directory services technology (LDAP ) with XML syntax to provide an easy way to share and use personalized data across company and technology boundaries. The DSML effort was announced by creator Bowstreet on July 12, 1999. Initiative supporters include AOL-Netscape, Sun Microsystems, Oracle, Novell, Microsoft, and IBM.