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standard (ODP) An attempt to standardise an OSI
application layer communications architecture. ODP is a
natural progression from OSI, broadening the target of
standardisation from the point of interconnection to the end
system behaviour. The objective of ODP is to enable the
construction of distributed systems in a multi-vendor
environment through the provision of a general architectural
framework that such systems must conform to. One of the
cornerstones of this framework is a model of multiple
viewpoints which enables different participants to observe a
system from a suitable perspective and a suitable level of