Aparna Lucknow, India 601 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 678 Points View Profile Aparna Asked: October 6, 20212021-10-06T00:37:27+05:30 2021-10-06T00:37:27+05:30In: Law What is Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC)? Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC). current affairsgovernance Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent Rahul 0 Questions 518 Answers 176 Best Answers 2k Points View Profile Rahul BRIGHT 2021-10-06T13:49:58+05:30Added an answer on October 6, 2021 at 1:49 pm Context: The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) issued orders appointing an advisory committee for its Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC). Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) The project is aimed at curbing “digital monopolies”. This is a step in the direction of making e-commerce processes open-source, thus creating a platform that can be utilized by all online retailers. ONDC aims at promoting open networks developed on open-sourced methodology, using. open specifi cations and open network protocols, independent of any specific platform. What are the benefi ts of ONDC? ONDC is expected to digitize the entire value chain, standardize operations, promote inclusion of suppliers, derive effi ciency in logistics and enhance value for consumers. What will be the Impact of ONDC on business? On smaller companies: If the ONDC gets implemented and mandated, it would mean that all e-commerce companies will have to operate using the same processes. This could give a huge booster shot to smaller online retailers and new entrants. On big companies: If mandated, this could be problematic for larger e-commerce companies, which have proprietary processes and technology deployed for these segments of operations. What is open-source? Making a software or a process open-source means that the code or the steps of that process is made available freely for others to use, redistribute and modify. An open-source project means that anybody is free to use, study, modify and distribute the project for any purpose. These permissions are enforced through an open-source licence easing adoption and facilitating collaboration. For example, Closed source: While the operating system of Apple’s iPhones — iOS — is closed source, meaning it cannot be legally modifi ed or reverse engineered. Open source: Google’s Android operating system is open-source, and therefore it is possible for smartphone OEMs such as Samsung, Xiaomi, OnePlus, etc to modify it for their hardware. 0 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is Pathalgadi? What is Bodo Accord?