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Is OSC a Protocol?

tl;dr OSC is more of an encoding than a protocol.

A true communication protocol would address the semantics of what the communicated messages mean; one aspect of OSC’s openness is that it purposefully leaves semantics completely up to each implementation.

This page of OpenSoundControl website updated Fri Apr 23 10:14:39 PDT 2021 by matt (license: CC BY).