The following TMT Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The term ‘open standard’, in the context of software development, defines a publicly available standard that is developed (or approved) and maintained via a collaborative process with a view to the facilitation of interoperability and free data exchange.
In this context a ‘standard’ is typically a specification, methodology practice or procedure which relates in some way to a technical system. Making the standard ‘open’ opens the process for creating and maintaining the standard, providing access to the resultant specification and dealing with the ownership rights.
The principle behind the open standard is that contributors bring expertise and innovation to a level playing field and collaborate to develop technology which is then available to all. The Digital Standards Organisation comments that 'the economic outcome of a free and open standard, which can be measured, is that it enables perfect competition between suppliers of products based on the standard.'
Such open standards are key to facilitating interoperability. The UK government developed their own set of Open Data Principles to promote their support for implementing and adopting open standards across central government and all public bodies in the UK. Their digital strategies were developed with a focus primarily on the opportunity to harness technology to redesign and improve public service information and transactions. Within Europe, the main objective of The European Interoperability Framework (EIF) is to
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and thousands of others like it, sign-in to LexisPSL or register for a free trial.
Existing user? Sign-in
Take a free trial
Practical completion marks the end of the construction period of a project, when the works are 'finished' and the employer can occupy and/or use them. Practical completion also typically marks the start of the defects liability period/maintenance period.As explained below, practical completion is an
Broadly, the doctrine of overreaching enables purchasers (which includes tenants and mortgagees) in good faith for money or money’s worth to rely solely on the legal title. In the case of registered land, this means the entries entered on the register of title, as it records ownership of the legal
The principles of the notarial act are that it is:•an act of the notary and not of the parties named in the document•a record of a fact, event or transaction•in the form of a document, notwithstanding the form of the underlying document, fact, event or transactionThe purpose of the notarial act is
Millett LJ subdivided types of constructive trust into two categories, distinguishing between:•the constructive trust proper, where equity intervenes to prevent the legal owner from unconscionably denying the beneficial interest of another (known as the institutional constructive trust)•the
0330 161 1234
To view our latest legal guidance content,sign-in to Lexis®PSL or register for a free trial.