OGC’s Sensor Web Enablement Standards Put Geo-Locational Data Within Reach

Posted on December 11th, 2014

Image: Shutterstock, hkeita Today there are billions of sensors collecting and transmitting data in the consumer and industrial world, enabled by location-specific sensors that transmit geo-tagged information. These sensors and sensor networks have been created by a variety of factors and are used in a variety of ways, from enabling GPS functionality to tracking location […]

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Eclipsing the IoT with Open Source and Open Internet Standards

Posted on December 3rd, 2014

Image: Shutterstock,  PlusONE From cars that provide Wi-Fi and read text messages aloud to smart thermometers and sensor-driven devices that help individuals better implement a healthy lifestyle, the world ablaze and singing the promises of the Internet of Things (IoT).  With so many devices syncing together across various technologies and platforms, there is now a […]

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Standards for an Open Internet of Things

Posted on November 25th, 2014

Image: Shutterstock, Scott Bedford The frenetic activity, speculation, discussion and development that surrounds the Internet of Things (IoT) makes it difficult to comprehend the future vision, players, market and realities of this unfolding space. The engagement and business models will only become actionable and attainable when a consensus is developed around best practices and frameworks that […]

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OpenStand, the IoT and Connected Life: Kantara Initiative

Posted on November 19th, 2014

The Intersection of Things and Identity As modern ICT infrastructure, networked devices and sensors combine to form the framework for the Internet of Things (IoT), the vital lifeblood that flows through IoT is personal and object-related data. The secure, precise and reliable management of the data shared between connected machines, objects and humans is critical […]

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How the Open Document Format (ODF) Standard Simplifies Document Sharing and Collaboration

Posted on November 12th, 2014

Source: http://www.bit.com.au/ Electronic document sharing and collaboration can be a problematic activity today. File compatibility, formatting, version control and editing become a potential headache for anyone trying to collaboratively share documents. For example, a research paper might look fine in Apple’s Pages, but it may fail to open or display properly in Microsoft’s Word. Or […]

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Interview with OpenStand Advocate Tim Berners-Lee: The Internet Turns 25

Posted on November 5th, 2014

From the beginning, the Internet was built on a set of open development principles, that are now recognized as the OpenStand Principles. As the Internet turns 25 this year, Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, sat down to reflect back on the first days of its existence. In the below video, he discusses […]

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The Heroes of the Internet Believed in Open Standards

Posted on October 29th, 2014

Recently, Computer Weekly highlighted five heroes of the web. Below is a compilation of these heroes and significant moments, considered the most influential people and breakthroughs in the development of the Internet as we know it today. Tim Berners-Lee Source: Georgia Oetker In the early 1990’s document access systems were closed, proprietary and single-user in […]

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OpenStand’s Two Year Anniversary: A Look Back and a Look Forward

Posted on October 22nd, 2014

In the wake of OpenStand’s two year anniversary, we’d like to take a moment to recognize the support of OpenStand partners and advocates. The goal of OpenStand remains simple: to mobilize ongoing, global support for the application of open, market-driven principles in technology and standards development, and keep development open to a worldwide community of […]

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W3C at 20: Expanding with OpenStand in Mind

Posted on October 17th, 2014

I joined the W3C staff in 1997 as a technical writer. My first assignment was to work on the W3C Process Document, which describes how W3C turns ideas into standards. My understanding of what happened before I arrived is that W3C Members had begun in 1996 to demand a more formal description of how the […]

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