In 1995, Masanobu Katoh and I published Interfaces on Trial: Intellectual Property and Interoperability in the Global Software Industry. In the fifteen years since then, there have been major developments in this field in the United States, Australia, and Asia. Accordingly, we have written a sequel, Interfaces on Trial 2.0. We are pleased that MIT Press has published it. You can order a hardcover edition for $30 or download a copy for free from: http://mitpress.mit.edu/band. You can download a copy of the 1995 volume here.
As developments occur in this ever-evolving field, we will post updates to Interfaces on Trial 2.0 here. Please let us know if you find errors or have comments.