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Standards Bodies and Consortia
AIAG - Develops standards for the automotive industry
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
ASTM - an international voluntary standards organization that develops and produces technical standards for
CableLabs - pursues new cable telecommunications technologies and their integration
DCML - provides a standard model to describe one or more data center environments
DMTF - Develops standards for distributed desktop, network, enterprise and Internet environment
ECMA - International European association for standardizing information and communication systems
ETSI - produces European telecommunications standards
FIX - messaging specifications for the electronic communication of trade-related messages - Accelerating the use and acceptance of open source technologies through standards.
ICANN - Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers
IEC - International Electrotechnical Commission
IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc
IETF - Internet Engineering Task Force
ISO - International Organization for Standardization
ITU - International Telecommunications Union
JCP - Java Community Process
JXTA - Combination P2P open standards with Java open source implementation.
LibertyAlliance - Liberty Alliance Project
OASIS - Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Systems
ODMG - Object Data Management Group
OGC - international consortium for geospatial and location based services standards
OMA - Creates open standards and specifications for interoperable mobile services.
OMG - Object Management Group
OpenACC - API describing a collection of compiler directives to accelerate application.
OpenGroup - an international vendor and technology-neutral consortium
OSGi - dynamic module system for Java
RosettaNet - Open e-business process standards
RTCA - Develops recommendations for communications, navigation, surveillance, and air traffic issues.
SunSpec - defines open data standards for the renewable energy and photovoltaic (PV) industries
TCG - Industry standards group to help create specs for hardware-enabled trusted computing and security te - Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration
VoiceXML - an industry organization formed to create and promote the Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
workforce-xml - standardization of xml integration of devices/apps for the workforce
WS-I - Web Services Interoperability Organization

January 2014
Google Planning To Remove CSS Regions From Blink
Google and Opera split from WebKit to create Blink, their own HTML rendering engine, and everyone was worried about the effect on standards. Now we have the first big example of a split in the form of CSS Regions support.
-, January 29, 2014
Not Cool: MPAA Joins The W3C
The W3C has been at the forefront of open standards and an open internet for many years, obviously. So it's somewhat distressing to see it announced this morning that the MPAA has now joined the group.

EDITOR: I save this for rare occassions like this: WTF?!?

-, January 7, 2014
Kevin Igoe, NSA employee, survives petition to remove his
Kevin Igoe is co-chair of the Crypto Forum Research Group (CFRG), an Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) group tasked with researching and providing expertise to the IEFT on recommendations for securing the internet. The chair for the IRTF, Lars Eggert, rejected the request remove him. Trevor Perrin and Alyssa Rowan both objected to the decision, primarily countering that this is more than a secretarial role. Rather, it requires trust and has powers that can influence the outcome. As Trevor stated, "chairs are responsible for creating agendas, running meetings, deciding when and how to call for consensus, interpreting the consensus, and liaising with other parties. All this gives them a great deal of power in steering a group's work."
-, January 6, 2014
December 2013
Report: joining OpenStack, the preeminent software as a service (SaaS) company, is reportedly joining the open source OpenStack project. The Wall Street Journal quotes Graham Weston, co-founder and chairman of Rackspace, which is one of the original OpenStack companies, to report the news. The move would be a major endorsement of the open source platform by yet another major technology company. would join the ranks of Cisco, IBM, Intel, Red Hat, Dell, HP and dozens of others who have thrown support behind the open source infrastructure as a service (IaaS) project.
- NetworkWorld, December 17, 2013
Major milestone: single charger for notebook computers will significantly reduce e-waste
IEC, the international standards and conformity assessment body for all fields of electrotechnology, announced today the publication of the first globally relevant Technical Specification for a single external charger for a wide range of notebook computers and laptops.
- IEC, December 16, 2013
Argentina Passes Open Access Act For Publicly Funded Research
The Congress of Argentina recently passed a landmark law making publicly funded science and technology research publications free and open access.
- Intellectual Property Watch, December 16, 2013
Google's Dart Becomes ECMA's Dart
Mike James writes, "Google's Dart just reached version 1.0, but now it seems that it has aspirations to being an international standard. The question is will this make any difference to the language's future?"
- I PROGRAMMER, December 13, 2013
New IETF Group to Tackle TLS Implementation in Applications
The NSA surveillance scandal has created ripples all across the Internet, and the latest one is a new effort from the IETF to change the way that encryption is used in a variety of critical application protocols, including HTTP and SMTP.
-, December 13, 2013
Mozilla Teams With Manufacturers And Carriers For Open Web Device Alliance
Mozilla is teaming up with a group of leading cellular carriers and mobile manufacturers today to create a new standards board to standardize performance and development of open Web devices. Mozilla, which this year released Firefox OS as a browser-based smartphone operating system, believes the new review board will help manufacturers make better open Web devices and help them get those gadgets to market quicker.
-, December 12, 2013
Linux Foundation Gains New Cloud, Open Hardware and Gaming Members
Cloud computing, open-standard hardware and gaming: These are all areas in which the Linux Foundation has recently forged important new connections, announcing the addition of Cloudius Systems, HSA Foundation and Valve Software as the newest members of the organization.
-, December 11, 2013
AllSeen Alliance Wants to Standardize Internet of Things
The so-called "Internet of Things" has rapidly become a buzzword du jour, with everyone from tech-giant CEOs to analysts rhapsodizing about the benefits of connecting everyday objects and appliances to the Web. Despite all the hype, some significant obstacles remain to fulfilling that vision of a massively interconnected world. For starters, all the players involved need to agree on shared frameworks for building compatible software?something that seems well on its way with the just-announced AllSeen Alliance, which includes Sharp, Cisco, LG Electronics, Qualcomm, Panasonic, D-Link, and the Linux Foundation (among many others).
-, December 10, 2013
Mozilla Firefox Enables VP9 Video Codec By Default
Beginning in version 28, Google's VP9 video codec will be turned on by default inside Firefox.
-, December 8, 2013
Review of open standards for government documents launched
The government has launched a peer-review process to help pin down the best open standards to be used for document formats.
- COMPUTERWORLD UK, December 6, 2013
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