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Leading Global Standards Organizations Endorse 'openstand' Principles


IEEE, IAB, IETF, Internet Society & W3C are inviting others to support a modern paradigm for global, open standards.

The Internet Architecture Board, the Internet Engineering Task Force, the Internet Society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the World Wide Web Consortium recently signed a statement affirming the importance of a jointly developed set of principles establishing a modern paradigm for global, open standards.

The OpenStand principles comprise a model in which the economics of global markets drive global deployment of standards, regardless of their formal status within traditional bodies of national representation. The group has invited other standards organizations, governments, corporations, and technology innovators to endorse the principles.

The OpenStand principles call for cooperation among standards organizations; adherence to due process, broad consensus, transparency, balance, and openness in standards development; commitment to technical merit, interoperability, competition, innovation, and benefit to humanity; the availability of standards to all; and voluntary adoption. "The OpenStand principles convey the power of bottom-up collaboration in harnessing global creativity and expertise to the standards of any technology space that will underpin the modern economy moving forward," says the Internet Society's Leslie Daigle.

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