Open Standards Can Change Everything | Open Source Resources for Education |

With properly defined standards, both hardware and software become irrelevant and innovation can happen with longevity in mind. Does Vimeo care if your phone is made by HTC? Does Gmail mind if the person you’re sending email to is running Ubuntu? Can you think of anywhere that SMS won’t go? And it’s not simply about making the next few devices talk to one another – it’s about defining new ways to share anything.

Via ET Russell