IEEE-SA President Discusses Need for Open Standards with Global Thought Leaders

Posted on December 19th, 2013

Karen Bartleson is the Senior Director of Community at Synopsys and the President of IEEE Standards Association. Through her roles at Synopys and at IEEE-SA, Bartleson has the opportunity to meet with other leaders who share OpenStand’s goal of creating a global community of open innovation. She is a huge advocate for the OpenStand movement. […]

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Without Open Standards, the Internet Wouldn’t Be What It Is Today

Posted on December 17th, 2013

Leslie Daigle, Chief Internet Technology Officer of the Internet Society wrote in a blog post on CircleID asserting that nothing on the Internet or the Web happens without the infrastructure of standards and making a case for the continued need for open standards development. According to Daigle, “Allowing the community of Internet technology developers and […]

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Adobe Supports OpenStand

Posted on December 12th, 2013

Adobe became a highly supportive, vocal and adamant supporter of OpenStand early on in its genesis.  In March of 2013, Adobe joined Cisco in sponsoring the IEEE Open Future Reception at SXSW, in an effort to build awareness about the importance of OpenStand principles among media and key influencers in industry, government, media and other […]

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Peace, Love and OpenStand

Posted on December 10th, 2013

As we enter the Holiday Season, it’s a wonderful time for reflection. So in my first guest post for OpenStand, I’d like to take some time to reflect upon what would the world be like if a majority of the world’s Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) did not adhere to the principles of OpenStand. To be […]

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Thanks to Ethernet Standards, the Internet Connection Process is Identical Around the World

Posted on December 6th, 2013

Without global open standards, Ethernet technologies, applications and networks could not be integrated into every aspect of daily life, from PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones to power infrastructure and smart meters, personal medical devices and data center networks. With more than 1.2 billion Ethernet ports shipped in 2012, having a global standard for internet connection […]

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Open Standards Have Enabled Technology Without Borders

Posted on November 21st, 2013

Geoff Zeiss, Principal at Between the Poles, a thought leadership consulting firm, writes about how open standards have enabled technology without borders. We’re thankful Geoff’s support of the OpenStand movement and the Principles upon which it is based.  Some summary points from the article: The reason for the Internet’s success is that it is not […]

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How Open Standards Will Ensure the Continuation of Startups and New Applications

Posted on November 18th, 2013

  What would the Internet look like if the creators of Facebook, YouTube and Amazon had to jump through a dozen hoops and negotiate with third-parties before their ideas and products came to fruition? Innovation would be greatly limited. The Internet was started to make it easy for people to quickly and easily share information […]

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Open Standards Needed for Intellectual Property in the Internet Age

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Upholding intellectual property laws in the information age, while also maintaining openness, and preserving commerce requires specific policy initiatives. The Internet is designed to inspire the free flow of ideas and concepts and open collaboration.. It was built to foster research and innovation with participation of the global community. Unfortunately, community members abuse that freedom, […]

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