Affirmation of the Modern Paradigm for Standards
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INTERNET-DRAFT                                                R. Housley
Intended Status: Informational                                IETF Chair
Expires: 6 April 2013                                           S. Mills
                                                       IEEE-SA President
                                                                J. Jaffe
                                                                 W3C CEO
                                                                B. Aboba
                                                               IAB Chair
                                                             L. St.Amour
                                                  ISOC President and CEO
                                                        6 September 2012

            Affirmation of the Modern Paradigm for Standards
                      draft-iab-modern-paradigm-00

Abstract

   On 29 August 2012, the leaders of the IEEE Standards Association, the
   IAB, the IETF, the Internet Society, and the W3C signed a statement
   affirming the importance of a jointly developed set of principles
   establishing a modern paradigm for global, open standards.  These
   principles have become known as the "OpenStand" principles.  This
   document contains the text of the affirmation that was signed.

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1.  Introduction

   Over the past several decades, the global economy has realized a huge
   bounty due to the Internet and the World Wide Web. These could not
   have been possible without the innovations and standardization of
   many underlying technologies. This standardization occurred with
   great speed and effectiveness only because of key characteristics of
   a modern global standards paradigm. The affirmation below
   characterizes the principles that have led to this success as a means
   to ensure acceptance of standards activities that adhere to the
   principles.

   These principles have become known as the "OpenStand" principles.
   This document contains the principles as well as the affirmation of
   those principles that was signed on 29 August 2012 by the leaders of
   the IEEE Standards Association, the IAB, the IETF, the Internet
   Society, and the W3C.

2.  Modern Paradigm for Standards

   We embrace a modern paradigm for standards where the economics of
   global markets, fueled by technological advancements, drive global
   deployment of standards regardless of their formal status.

   In this paradigm standards support interoperability, foster global
   competition, are developed through an open participatory process, and
   are voluntarily adopted globally. These voluntary standards serve as
   building blocks for products and services targeted at meeting the
   needs of the market and consumer, thereby driving innovation.
   Innovation in turn contributes to the creation of new markets and the
   growth and expansion of existing markets.

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INTERNET DRAFT                                          6 September 2012

   Participation in the modern paradigm demands:

   1. Cooperation. Respectful cooperation between standards
      organizations, whereby each respects the autonomy, integrity,
      processes, and intellectual property rules of the others.
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