Standards battles in open source software

the case of Firefox by Huibert de Vries

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan in New York

Written in English
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  • Firefox,
  • Open source software -- Standards,
  • Browsers (Computer programs)

Edition Notes

StatementHuibert de Vries, Henk de Vries, and Ilan Oshri.
ContributionsVries, Henk J. de., Oshri, Ilan.
LC ClassificationsQA76.76.S46 V75 2008
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16974866M
ISBN 109780230220720
LC Control Number2008029951

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