ISO/IEC 7498-1:1994
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Information technology -- Open Systems Interconnection -- Basic Reference Model: The Basic Model

The electronic version of this International Standard can be downloaded from the ISO/IEC Information Technology Task Force (ITTF) web site


Cancels and replaces the first edition (1984). The model provides a common basis for the coordination of standards development for the purpose of systems interconnection, while allowing existing standards to be placed into perspective within the overall Reference Model. The model identifies areas for developing or improving standards. It does not intend to serve as an implementation specification.


  • Document published on: 1994-11
    Edition: 1 (Monolingual) ICS: 35.100.01
    Status: Published Stage: 90.93 (2000-06-21)
    TC/SC: ISO/IEC JTC 1 Number of Pages: 59
  • Revises: ISO 7498:1984

  • No corrigenda or amendments available

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