Have government and industry got it right this time on open systems?
Open architecture is frequently a misnomer in avionics development, as proprietary elements often sneak in during design and prevent software from being truly reusable and portable between platforms. Now a government-industry effort to establish an enforceable set of open-system standards is taking the next step. The plan is to build laboratory prototypes to validate and demonstrate a common operating environment that will enable the services to procure software that is truly modular, ...
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