This is not in the same context as open standards and open source, but it is relevant to "open as it relates to transparency. The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) has an article today "Vioxx Verdict Stokes Backlash That Hit FDA, Manufacturers" and one of the topics discussed is that more public information is needed about clinical trials, including the relationships between doctors and the drug companies. It is this quote
"It's going to be a much more open industry in ways that can't be fully predicted yet," says Paul Blake, executive vice president, medical and regulatory operations at Cephalon Inc., a drug company in Frazer, Pa.that really caught my attention. Aside from these particular issues in the pharma industry, to what industry would you say that this quote does not apply? In what senses of the word "open" does it apply?