Affirmation of the Modern Paradigm for Standards

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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.


Russ Housley (
Steve Mills (
Jeff Jaffe (
Bernard Aboba (
Lynn St.Amour (

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