This set of pages comprises a set of definitions intended to promote clarity in the ONF community, conform to commonly agreed views, and reduce the set of overlapping terms. The intention is to reduce and avoid unnecessary proliferation of terminology. Some presently-used terms are not defined here, for reasons of redundancy, inconsistency, ambiguity or widely varying interpretation. ONF documentation should migrate to the recommended terms as the opportunity arises.
The definitions themselves are ordered alphabetically. In addition, RELATIONSHIPS views show how selected terms are related to each other and to wider contexts. The views are not identical, but are mutually consistent.