The OpenURL standard is a syntax to create Web-transportable packages of metadata and/or identifiers about an information object. OpenURL provides a mechanism for encoding a citation for an information resource, typically a bibliographic resource, as a URL. The OpenURL is, in effect, an actionable URL that transports metadata, or keys to access metadata, for the object for which the OpenURL is provided. The target of the OpenURL is an OpenURL resolver that offers context sensitive services based on that metadata. The OpenURL resolver is sometimes referred to as the user’s Institutional Service Component (ISC). [* Source: A Simple OpenURL Resolver]
OpenWrt is a Linux-based router firmware for embedded devices that primarily uses a command line interface but also offers a web-based GUI interface. OpenWRT supports a wide variety of devices, including the Linksys WRT54G series, Netgear, D-Link, Asus and others.
- Open Settlement Protocol
Open Settlement Protocol (OSP) is the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ESTI) Technical Specification 101 321 for Inter-Domain pricing, authorization and usage exchange. Is a client/server protocol that Internet Service Providers use to exchange authorization, accounting, and usage information to support IP telephony. The OSP protocol is often used with Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) services to […]
- Open Source Initiative
Abbreviated OSI, a non-profit organization that promotes the integrity of the open source definition by certifying products with the OSI Certified Open Source Software mark. OSI is comprised of board members who make up its directorship and is not a membership organization.
- Open Text
A popular Internet search engine developed by Open Text Corporation. Though not the most complete Web index, Open Text is considered by many to be the most sophisticated because it provides powerful ways to fine-tune a query. Open Text Corporation licenses its search engine software as a product called LiveLink.