open standards

Internet Society endorses OpenStand principles

29 August 2012 — Five leading global organizations — IEEE, Internet Architecture Board (IAB), Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), Internet Society and World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) — today announced that they have signed a statement affirming the importance of a jointly developed set of principles establishing a modern paradigm for global, open standards. The shared “OpenStand” principles —based on the effective and efficient standardization processes that have made the Internet and Web the premiere platforms for innovation and borderless commerce—are proven in their ability to foster competition and cooperation, support innovation and interoperability and drive market success.
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ISOC files comments on FCC Open Internet NPRM

The comment period on the FCC’s proposed rules on Open Internet Standards (NPRM) closed yesterday Jan 14 2010. The Internet Society (ISOC) took the opportunity to file comments . They are transcribed below:
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Today is Document Freedom Day

ODF logo26 March 2008: Today is the world’s first Document Freedom Day. The Document Freedom Day (DFD) is a global day for Document Liberation. Roughly 200 teams from more than 60 countries worldwide are organising local activities to raise awareness for Document Freedom and Open Standards. The DFD was initiated and is supported by a group of organisations and companies, including, but not limited to the Free Software Foundation Europe, ODF Alliance, OpenForum Europe, IBM, Red Hat and Sun Microsystems, Inc. Continue reading