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":

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/open-specifications-marketplaces-ken-holman

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 http://www.exchange-summit.com/exa/agenda 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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