Open specifications open marketplaces!

I believe defining electronic government procurement the wrong way negatively impacts the Canadian and US Governments.  The European Commission's market-proven approach is a testament of the right way.  A key distinction is the use of open specifications.  A clear benefit is the spurring of open marketplaces.  I explain my views on this in this essay titled "How e-Invoicing open standards and open specifications will open marketplaces":

Comments are welcome.  I'll revise the essay periodically based on feedback and news.  I'll present the content at the Exchange Summit Americas conference in Orlando, Florida in June 2016.  See some of you there!

(edited slightly to bring down any negative tone sensed by readers)
(edited again to point to the discussion on LinkedIn)
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