FOSS Open Standards/List of Acronyms

AAC Advanced Audio Coding
ABI Application Binary Interface
AMD Advanced Micro Device
ANSI American National Standards Institute
APDIP Asia-Pacific Development Information Programme
API Application Program Interface
ARPANET Advanced Research Projects Agency Network
ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange
ASF Advanced Systems Format
AVC Advanced Video Coding
AVI Audio Video Interleave
BIS Bureau of Indian Standards
BSA Business Software Alliance
BSD Berkeley Software Distribution
BSI British Standards Institute
ccTLD Country Code Top-Level Domain
CD Compact Disc
CDDL Common Development and Distribution License
CE Consumer Electronics
CII Computer-Implemented Invention
COTS Common Off The Shelf
DNS Domain Name Service
DOC Document
DOS Disk Operating System
DTD Document Type Definition
DVD Digital Video Disc
EC European Commission
ECMA European Computer Manufacturers Association
EEE Embrace, Extend and Extinguish
e-GIF e-Government Interoperability Framework
EICTA European Information, Communications and Consumer Technology Industry Association
EIF European Interoperability Framework
ELF Executable and Linking Format
EPC European Patent Convention
EPO European Patent Office
ETRM Enterprise Technology Reference Model
ETSI European Telecommunications Standards Institute
EU European Union
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
FAT File Allocation Table
FHS Filesystem Hierarchy Standard
FLAC Free Lossless Audio Codec
FOSS Free/Open Source Software
FSF Free Software Foundation
FSG Free Standards Group
G2B Government to Business
GIF Graphics Interchange Format
GL Graphics Library
GNOME GNU Network Object Model Environment
GNU Gnu's Not Unix
GPL General Public License (GNU)
GSM Global System for Mobile Communications
GUI Graphics User Interface
HTML Hypertext Markup Language
HTTP Hypertext Transfer Protocol
HTTPd Hypertext Transfer Protocol Daemon
I18N Internationalization
IA Internet Architecture
IAB Internet Architecture Board
IANA Internet Assigned Numbers Authority
ICT Information and Communications Technology
ICTU Dutch Organization for Information and Communications Technology
IDABC Interoperable Delivery of European e-Government Services to Public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens
IEC International Electro-Technical Commission
IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
IEEE-SA Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Standards Association
IESG Internet Engineering Steering Group
IETF Internet Engineering Task Force
IJG Independent JPEG Group
IMAP Internet Message Access Protocol
IOSN International Open Source Network
IP Internet Protocol
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
IS Information System
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ISOC Internet Society
ISV Independent Software Vendor
IT Information Technology
ITU International Telecommunication Union
ITU-D International Telecommunication Union - Development Sector
ITU-R International Telecommunication Union - Radio Communication Sector
ITU-T International Telecommunication Union - Telecommunication Standardization Sector
JFIF Joint Photographic Experts Group File Interchange Format
JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group
JTC Joint Technical Committee
KDE K Desktop Environment
L10N Localization
LAN Local Area Network
LCID Locale Identifier
LDAP Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
LSB Linux Standard Base
LZW Lempel-Ziv-Welch
M17N-li Multilingualization library
MAN Metropolitan Area Network
MIME Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
MLP Mozilla Localization Project
MNCC Malaysian National Computer Confederation
MOV Movie File Format
MP3 Motion Pictures Experts Group-1 Audio Layer 3
MP4 Motion Pictures Experts Group-4 Part 14
MPEG Motion Pictures Experts Group
MPL Mozilla Public License
MS Microsoft
MUI Multilingual User Interface
MyGIF Malaysian Government Interoperability Framework
NCSA National Center for Supercomputing Applications
NFS Network File System
OASIS Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards
ODP OpenDocument Presentation
ODS OpenDocument Spreadsheet
ODT OpenDocument Text
OpenI18N Open Internationalization
ORG Organization
OS Operating System
OSDL Open Source Development Labs
OSI Open Source Initiative
OSOSS Open Standards and Open Source Software
PAG Patent Advisory Group
PAS Publicly Available Specification
PC Personal Computer
PCL Printer Control Language
PDA Personal Digital Assistant
PDF Portable Document Format
PIKOM Association of the Computer and Multimedia Industry of Malaysia
PNG Portable Network Graphics
POSIX Portable Operating System Interface for UNIX
PPC Power Personal Computer
PPT PowerPoint
RAND Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory
RF Royalty-Free
RFC Request for Comments
RIFF Resource Interchange File Format
RPM Red Hat Package Manager
RTF Rich Text Format
SDO Standard Development Organization
SGML Standard Generalized Markup Language
SMPTE Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers
SMTP Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
SOAP Simple Object Access Protocol
SQL Structured Query Language
SSL Secure Sockets Layer
SSO Standard-Setting Organization
STD Standard
SVG Scalable Vector Graphics
SVID System V Interface Definition
SXC StarOffice Calc
SXI StarOffice Impression
SXW StarOffice Writer
TCP Transmission Control Protocol
TIFF Tagged Image File Format
TV Television
UCS Universal Character Set
UDDI Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration
UFO Uniform Fee Only
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNICODE Unique, Universal and Uniform Character enCoding
USA United States of America
UTF Universal Character Set Transformation Format
VC Video Codec
VCD Video Compact Disc
VHS Video Home System
VMS Virtual Memory System
W3C World Wide Web Consortium
WAV WAVE form Audio Format
Wi-Fi Wireless Fidelity
WMA Windows Media Audio
WMV Windows Media Video
WWW World Wide Web
XLS Excel
XML Extensible Markup Language
XPath Extensible Markup Language Path Language
XSL Extensible Stylesheet Language
XSL-FO Extensible Stylesheet Language Formatting Objects
XSLT Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations