World Standards Day Points to Progress and Opportunities in 2015

Posted on March 31st, 2015

Source: Shutterstock, Macrovector In this article, written in celebration of World Standards Day, held on October 14, 2014, Daniel Dardailler, Associate Chair of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), asserts that much has been accomplished in the area of open standards and there is still much progress to be made. Dardailler remarks that open standards […]

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Open Standards & Open Source: Not the Same, But On the Same Team

Posted on March 25th, 2015

Image: Shutterstock, kentoh The OpenStand Principles embrace openness, transparency, cooperation, and voluntary adoption in a manner that is very compatible with the open source community. As a key player in this community, the Linux Foundation’s missions states that “open collaboration powers everything.” This has initiated an ongoing dialog surrounding open source development practices that is […]

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Executive Believes Smart Homes Need Open Standards

Posted on March 18th, 2015

Video: Gigaom The Lowe’s store around the corner may seem like an unlikely influencer of open standards, but Kevin Meagher, the VP and GM of Lowes’ Smart Home Division, was brushing elbows with IoT technologists at Gigaom’s Structure Connect Conference last fall, speaking on a panel with Joanne Domeniconi, co-founder of The Grommet, and Kif Leswing […]

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Is “Ubernet” Threatening the Internet and Open Standards?

Posted on March 11th, 2015

Photo: Shutterstock, Sergey Nivens The Internet Society (ISOC), a leading global standards development organization and an OpenStand affirming partner, recently responded to an article from The Economist which predicted a future internet that looks more like a series of sealed-off app stores, separated by walls of proprietary security. According to ISOC, while this “walled garden” […]

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ZDNet on Standards for the Internet of Things

Posted on March 4th, 2015

Photo: Shutterstock, Sergey Nivens Joe McKendrick recently zeroed in on a key question in this ZDNet article  and it’s possibly the key question right now for the Internet of Things: “…with all these vendors jumping into what looks like a lucrative space, will standards evolve to make it all work? Or will we finally get […]

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