This standard was last reviewed and confirmed in 2017. Therefore this version remains current.
This Recommendation | International Standard:
? gives an introduction and motivation for ODP;
? provides an overview of the Reference Model of Open Distributed Processing (RM-ODP) and an
explanation of its key concepts;
? gives guidance on the application of the RM-ODP.
This Recommendation | International Standard covers both overview and detailed explanation, and can be consulted in
various ways when reading the standards:
a) if you intend to read only this Recommendation | International Standard, to gain a general understanding of
the importance of ODP to your organization, concentrate on clause 6;
b) if you intend to study the whole RM-ODP, you should also read clause 6 before moving on to
ITU-T Rec. X.902 | ISO/IEC 10746-2 and ITU-T Rec. X.903 | ISO/IEC 10746-3;
c) as you read ITU-T Rec. X.902 | ISO/IEC 10746-2 and ITU-T Rec. X.903 | ISO/IEC 10746-3 you may
wish to consult clauses 7 to 10, which give supporting explanation for the various concepts that these
common texts define;
d) when you have completed a first reading of ITU-T Rec. X.902 | ISO/IEC 10746-2 and ITU-T Rec. X.903 |
ISO/IEC 10746-3, read clauses 11 and 12 which discuss the use of standards in ODP system
specifications, and provide some examples of applying the ODP concepts in the specification of systems.
Status : PublishedPublication date : 1998-12
Edition : 1Number of pages : 76
Technical Committee:Software and systems engineering
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