What is interoperability?

What is interoperability? We define and explore the concept of interoperability and reusable data on the web.

Interoperability definitions:

  • NIST: Interoperability is the ability of one entity to communicate with another entity.
  • Cory Doctrow: Interoperability is the act of making a new product or service work with an existing product or service.
  • Other: Interoperability is the ability of apps, equipment, products, and systems from different companies to seamlessly communicate and process data in a way that does not require any involvement from end-users.
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The BBC experiments with interoperable Solid Pods to improve viewing experiences

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