Open Systems Interconnection

@article{Aschenbrenner1986OpenSI,
  title={Open Systems Interconnection},
  author={Johannes Aschenbrenner},
  journal={IBM Syst. J.},
  year={1986},
  volume={25},
  pages={369-379}
}
The subject of Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) standardization is becoming increasingly important to the telecommunications and information processing communities. A number of OSI standards have been completed, others are near completion, and initial product offerings by vendors have begun. This paper briefly defines what OSI is, the interrelationships of the various standards bodies, and the goals and benefits to users, vendors, country post telephone and telegraph bodies, common carriers… 

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