This document is the Portfolio of Digital Open Standards – Glossary & Roles. The objective is to provide definitions of glossary items and roles used within The Open Group Portfolio of Digital Open Standards.
This Snapshot document is intended to make public the direction and thinking for the Glossary & Roles definitions for the Portfolio of Digital Open Standards. We invite your feedback and guidance. To provide feedback on this Snapshot document, please send comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or if reading the html edition using the feedback link, no later than December 1 2023.
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Normative references are included within the individual Glossary and Role entries.
For the purposes of this document, where descriptive text describes behavior associated with a definition the following terminology definitions apply:
Describes a possible feature or behavior available to the user or application.
Describes a feature or behavior that is optional. To avoid ambiguity, the opposite of “may” is expressed as “need not”, instead of “may not”.
Describes a feature or behavior that is a requirement. To avoid ambiguity, do not use “must” as an alternative to “shall”.
- Shall not
Describes a feature or behavior that is an absolute prohibition.
Describes a feature or behavior that is recommended but not required.
Same meaning as “shall”; “shall” is the preferred term.