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  • n  (computer science) the ability to exchange and use information (usually in a large heterogeneous network made up of several local area networks)

  • It's the basis for interoperability among devices, be they coffee grinders, washing machines, TVs, VCRs or stereos.
  • What's more, the software giant would essentially control the entire instant messaging landscape, creating a new kind of interoperability that could lead to more innovation and a .
  • When the French National Assembly last week approved legislation that would force "interoperability" on Apple, Microsoft and other digital-music providers, much of the commentary .
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  • Steve Jobs in Sydney Morning Herald
    Doing the right thing for the customer going forward is to tear down the walls that impede interoperability,Jobs told a London news conference.
  • Steve Ballmer in BBC News
    Microsoft chief executive officer Steve Ballmer said: "Our goal is to promote greater interoperability, opportunity and choice for customers and developers throughout the industry by making our products more open and by sharing even more information...
  • Nat Friedman in Yahoo! News (press release)
    Novell supports the OpenDocument format as the default file format in OpenOffice.org because it provides customer choice and flexibility, but interoperability with Microsoft Office has also been critical to the success of OpenOffice.org,said...

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