In late 2016, 550 experts in Web technologies gathered in Lisbon, Portugal to address challenges and new opportunities for the future of the Web’s technical roadmap and standardization work. This massive undertaking was hosted and guided by the World Wide Web Consortium, an affirming partner of the OpenStand principles and leading advocacy group for web standards.Learn more
Governments are learning that open standards can make the cost of government’s digital services more sustainable by helping them to adapt to changing needs and technologies. For example, The UK Government G-Cloud has created an open marketplace. G-Cloud is an initiative targeted at easing procurement by public-sector bodies of commodity information technology services that use cloud computing.Learn more
We know that standards are developed through consensus and that the relationship between society and technology is highly complex and involves continual sharpening of each other. As much as technology has played an important role in evolving our global community, people often worry that we are addicted to tech such as our phones, social media or GPS. Learn more
Check out our infographic and learn how the OpenStand Principles and values have become an increasingly relevant, influential, unifying force in public discussion.
Our latest infographic shows the ways open standards benefit individuals, companies, markets, industries, governments, nations — in essence, the world. Check it out!