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1355 Association
Promoted the IEEE 1355-1996 standard (ISO/IEC 14575)

3D Industry Forum (3DIF)
Promoted 3D technology and standards

88open Consortium
Developed standards intended to support the use of the Motorola 88000 series of RISC microprocessors

Accredited Standards Committee X9
Develops and promotes standards for the Financial Services Industry

Advanced Authority Format (AAF)
Promotes multi-vendor, cross-platform interoperability for computer-based digital video production *Became The Advanced Media Workflow Association (AMWA) in January 2000

Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) Consortium
Develops and promotes the Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) architecture

Advanced Media Workflow Association, Inc. (AMWA)
Develops and promotes File Interchange Formats, including the Advanced Authoring Format (AAF)

Documented interoperability requirements for IP Telephony and Multimedia applications

AltExchange Alliance
Develops and promotes a single data standard for sharing information in the private equity industry

American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, The (ASPRS)
Develops and promotes the science of photogrammetry and remote sensing

Application Service Provider Industry Consortium, Inc. (ASPIC)
Promoted and supported the application service provider industry *Merged into CompTIA

Association for Retail Technology Standards (ARTS)
Promotes and develops retail standards

Automotive Multimedia Interface Collaboration (AMIC)
Developed hardware and software interface standards for automotive information, communications and entertainment systems

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Broadband Content Delivery Forum (BCDF)
Addressed business and technology issues affecting end-to-end delivery of broadband content

Develops and promotes software application information exchange in the construction industry

Business Applications Performance Corporation (BAPCo)
Develops performance benchmarks based on computer applications and industry standard operating systems

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CAD Framework Initiative
Developed and promoted integrated circuits for design and manufacturing *Became Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2)

Calendaring and Scheduling Consortium (CalConnect)
Promotes interoperable calendaring and scheduling methodologies

Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC)
Develops electronic standards for medical and biopharmaceutical development

CodePlex Foundation
Hosts open source development projects and promotes code exchange among software companies and open source communities *Now OuterCurve Foundation

Collaborative Electronic Notebook Systems Association (CENSA)
Promoted electronic recordkeeping systems standards

Collision Industry Electronic Commerce Association (CIECA)
Develops collision industry information technology standards

Component Vendor Consortium (CVC)
Promoted the use of commercial software components and tools by developers *Dissolved in 2008

Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA)
Promotes competitive and fair open markets, open systems, and open networks

Computer Graphics Metafile Open Consortium (CGM Open)
Develops and promotes interoperable standards for the exchange of graphical information

Consortium for IT Software Quality (CISQ)
Develops and promotes a computable metrics standard for measuring software quality and size

Consortium Of Anti-Spyware Technology Vendors (COAST)
Promoted anti-spyware standards

Construction Open Software Alliance (COSA)
Develops and promotes an open standard in construction software applications

ControlNet International
Develops ControlNet technology and supports vendors and users of ControlNet products

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DAISY Consortium
Maintains and promotes the DAISY Standard for Digital Talking Books

Data Center Markup Language Organization (DCML)
Promotes and maintains the DCML specification

Promotes and develops guidelines based on the Intel Itanium processor to ensure interoperability

Digital Analytics Association (DAA)
Promotes the education, professional development, and community around digital analytics

Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)
Develops and supports digital distribution of music and other digital content

DVD Copy Control Association, The (DVD CCA)
Licenses the Content Scramble System (CSS) on DVD and Blu-rays to protect copyrighted material from theft

DVD Rewritable Alliance (DVD+RW)
Develops and promotes a universal rewritable DVD format

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EAN.UCC System
Developed supply chain standards and numbering systems *Now GS1

Electronic Design Automation (EDA) Consortium
Promotes the Electronics Design Automation (EDA) Industry

Embedded Linux Consortium (ELC)
Developed, advanced, and promoted Linux standards *Merged into the Linux Foundation

Energy Conservation and Home Network (ECHONET) Consortium
Develops ecologically friendly software and hardware for home communication

eNsemble Multi-Core Alliance
Develops and promotes high-performance networking equipment using industry-leading multi-core processors

Extend The Internet Alliance (ETI)
Developed networking and remote management solutions for intelligent devices

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Foundation for Intelligent Physical Agents (FIPA)
Develops software standards for physical agents and agent-based systems

Free Software Foundation (FSF)
Develops and promotes the free software movement

Future Airborne Capability Environment (FACE) Consortium
Develops a common operating environment supporting portability and reuse of software components across DoD aviation systems

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GateD Consortium
Develops and promotes network routing protocol deployment

Gelato Federation
Developed computing solutions for Itanium Linux platform *Ceased operations in 2009

Global Infrastructure Alliance for Internet Safety (GIAIS)
Provided technology and communications support to the service provider industry

Global Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) Industry Forum (GIIF)
Promoted the growth of the ISDN industry *Ceased operations in 2005

GNU Project
Promotes the free GNU licensing model and hosts the Free Software Foundation

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Health Industry Business Communications Council, The (HIBCC)
Promotes electronic communications through the development of standards for information exchange among all health care trading partners

Health Information Technology Standards Panel (HITSP)
Develops and promotes standards for interoperability in healthcare (U.S.)

Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation
Develops HSA-enabled platform and software solutions for the market

HomePlug Powerline Alliance
Develops and promotes powerline networks and products

HR-XML Consortium (HR-XML)
Develops and promotes a standard suite of XML specifications

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IGRS Alliance
Develops interoperability standards and product compliancy (China)

Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers (IEEE)
Develops, maintains, and promotes technology standards in multiple industries, including aerospace systems, computers, telecommunications, biomedical engineering, electric power, and consumer electronics

Integration of Processes in Prepress, Press, and Postpress Organization (CIP4)
Develops standards for and promotes the adoption of process automation in the printing industry

International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative (INEMI)
Promotes the global electronics manufacturing industry and develops related roadmaps and guidance

International MHEG Promotion Alliance (IMPALA)
Promotes public standard hybrid interactive TV middleware

International Software Escrow Association (ISEA)
Promotes and provides software escrow protection

IPv6 Forum, The
Promotes the IPv6 protocol

IVI Foundation (Interchangeable Virtual Instruments)
Develops and promotes software standards for instrument interchangeability

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J Consortium, Inc.
Develops and promotes an open forum for setting Real Time Java standards

Japan Automotive Software Platform Architecture (JasPar)
Develops and promotes a uniform, interchangeable high-speed bus architecture for the Japanese car industry (Japan)

Java Card Forum (JCF)
Promotes Java as the programming language for multiple-application smart cards

Java Community Process (JCP)
Develops and promotes the use of Java technology in various formats
Promoted Jini Network Technology *Ceased operations in 2011

Promotes standardization in the field of Information Technology

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Khronos Group
Develops open standards APIs

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Developed and promoted a non-proprietary data standard (LandXML) *Ceased operations November 31, 2012

LiMo Foundation
Developed and promoted an open Linux-based operating system for mobile devices *Became Tizen Association

Linux Foundation
Develops and promotes the growth of Linux

Local Interconnect Network Consortium (LIN)
Developed and promoted the Local Interconnect Network (LIN) Specification, a serial communication system intended to be used for distributed electronic systems in vehicles

LSB Project (LSB)
Promotes interoperability in Linux systems

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Promotes the software and Internet industry in Massachusetts

Material Data Management Consortium (MDMC)
Develops and applies software systems to address issues in the best-practice management, analysis, and use of materials information in enterprises in the aerospace, defense, and energy sectors

Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) Cooperation
Develops and promotes Media Oriented Systems Transport technology for the automotive industry

Messaging Anti-Abuse Working Group (MAAWG)
Promotes ongoing and emerging messaging abuse issues in the messaging industry

Develops benchmarking services for smartphones and tablets

Mopria Alliance
Develops and promotes standards for mobile printing

Multiband OFDM Alliance (MBOA)
Developed specifications based on ultrawideband-based technology

Multicore Association
Promotes open specifications to enable multicore product development

MultiFunction Products Association (MFPA)
Promoted the multifunction products industry

Develops and promotes software standard that facilitates interoperability of business and automation applications used in electric utilities

MULTOS Consortium
Promotes the MULTOS specification in the smartcard industry

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National Industrial Information Infrastructure Protocols (NIIIP) Consortium
Developed standards for multi-vendor government contract fulfillment and other purposes

Network IPS Product Developers Consortium (NIPD)
Develops, promotes, and certifies network intrusion prevention technology

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Develops and promotes a simple way to publish and interact with protected data

Object Management Group (OMG)
Develops enterprise integration standards (including modeling standards such as UML and MDA) for a range of technologies and industries

Developed open source middleware *In 2005, ObjectWeb merged with Orientware to form OW2 Consortium.

OLAP Council Ltd. (OLAP)
Develops the APB-1, an on-line analytical processing benchmark

Develops and promotes specifications to ensure the global functionality of machine-to-machine (M2M) communications systems

OPC Foundation
Promotes interoperability in automation

Open Design Alliance
Develops and promotes the Teigha software platform

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Develops geo information systems standards

Open Group, The
Develops and promotes standards to increase business efficiency through information technology and interoperability, and operates certification programs standards and software, including the UNIX system

Open Information Security Foundation (OISF)
Develops intrusion detection and prevention engines

Open Mashup Alliance (OMA)
Promotes the adoption of mashup solutions in the enterprise through the evolution of enterprise mashup standards

Open Mobile Terminal Platform Group (OMTP)
Promoted advanced mobile platforms *OMTP became the "Wholesale Applications Community" in 2010, and its activities were transitioned to GSM Association in 2012.

Open NAND Flash Interface (ONFi)
Promotes and develops NAND Flash integration into consumer electronic products

Open Networking Foundation (ONF)
Promotes and develops Software-Defined Networking (SDN) through open standards development

Open Patent Alliance (OPA)
Promoted broader choice and competitive equipment and service costs for WiMAX technology, devices and applications

Open Security Exchange (OSE)
Promotes enterprise security management

Open Source Geospatial Foundation (OSGeo)
Promotes and supports the collaborative development of open source geospatial software, and promotes its widespread use

Open Source Initiative (OSI)
Promotes and manages the Open Source definition and provides related licensing certification

Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE)
Promotes a real estate data standard

Open SystemC Initiative (OSCI)
Supported an advanced SystemC as an open source standard for system-level design *Now Accellera Systems Initiative

Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
Develops and promotes improvement in the security of application software

Open Web Foundation
Develops and promotes open, non-proprietary specifications for web technologies

OpenBel Consortium
Maintains the OpenBEL Biological Expression Language

Develops a framework that simplifies all aspects of scientific data networking

OpenFabrics Alliance
Develops, tests, licenses and distributes cross-platform, open-source software for high-performance, low-latency computing

OpenIB Alliance
Develops, tests, licenses and distributes cross-platform, open-source software for high-performance, low-latency computing *Now OpenFabrics Alliance

Develops open source software for securing identity-based Web services based on Liberty Federation and Liberty Web Services standards

OpenMI Association
Promotes the development, use, management and maintenance of the Open Modelling Interface (OpenMI)

Develops and promotes high-level parallel language support for a wide range of applications
Promoted the use of Apache OpenOffice open source office suite software

OpenSAF Foundation
Develops middleware based on open and industry standard interfaces for applications

Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute (ONAMI)
Develops and promotes research in nano- and micro-scale science and engineering

Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC)
Develops and supports the machine automation and operational needs of manufacturing

Organization for Manufacturing Automation and Control (OMAC)
Promotes open architecture control technologies

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing Forum (OFDM)
Developed and promoted a unified standard for OFDM technology

OW2 Consortium
Promotes the development of open-source middleware, generic business applications and cloud computing platforms

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Parlay Group
Developed and promoted application programming interfaces

PC Gaming Alliance (PCGA)
Promotes the growth and improvement of PC gaming

Develops technology to ensure safe infrastructure upgrades

Develops, promotes and maintains programming standards for industrial controller and automation applications

Printer Working Group, The (PWG)
Promotes interoperability of printers with supporting systems and applications

PXI Systems Alliance
Develops, promotes, and maintains the PXI Specification for the measurement and automation of PC technology

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Real Estate Standards Organization (RESO)
Develops and promotes data standards and processes for real estate transactions, including the Real Estate Transaction Standard (RETS)

Russian Association for Networks and Services (RANS)
Promotes and coordinates the efforts of industry constituents in proposing technical and legal frameworks for developing ICT infrastructure and providing confidence & security in the use of ICT (Russia)

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SCSI Trade Association (STA)
Promotes the Small Computer System Interface (SCSI) to the storage industry

Serial Port Memory Technology (SPMT)
Develops and maintains the SPMT specification and promotes designing and manufacturing mobile devices, integrated circuits, and semiconductor IP

Server System Infrastructure Forum (SSI)
Develops server infrastructure standards

Service Availability Forum (SAForum)
Develops and promotes availability and management software interface specifications

SIF Association (SIF)
Develops and promotes specifications for sharing of school and learning information (the SIF Implementation Specification)

Promoted single instruction, multiple data technology

Small Form Factor Special Interest Group (SFF-SIG)
Develops, promotes, and maintains embedded computer standards for form factors and computer buses

Small Terminal Interoperability Platform (STIP) Consortium
Developed interoperable platform specifications for transaction devices, including smartcard devices

Software Assurance Forum for Excellence in Code (SAFECode)
Develops and promotes more secure reliable software, hardware and services

Software Productivity Consortium
Developed tools and processes to increase software quality

SunSpec Alliance
Promotes technology innovation and growth in the solar photovoltaic and renewable energy industry through defining and promoting the adoption of open data standards

Sustainable Computing Consortium
Sought to improve software quality and security

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T-Engine Forum
Develops, researches and promotes the T-Engine architecture
Maintains the registration authority for software identification tags (SWID tags)

TALQ Consortium
Develops and promotes a management software interface for Outdoor Lighting Networks

Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture Consortium (TINA-C)
Developed a common software architecture for telecommunications

TM Forum
Promotes business effectiveness for service providers and their suppliers

Trusted Computing Group (TCG)
Promotes, develops and defines open standards for hardware-enabled trusted computing and security technologies

TV Anytime Forum
Developed audio-visual specifications for high-volume digital storage

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Ultra-Wideband (UWB) Forum
Promoted acceptance of the Common Signaling Mode (CSM) and Direct Sequence Ultra-Wideband (DS-UWB) in the marketplace

Unicode Consortium
Develops, extends, and promotes use of the Unicode Standard

Unified EFI Forum (UEFI)
Promotes and maintains the UEFI standard

Developed a common base Linux distribution for enterprise use

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Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA)
Promotes and develops display and display interface standards

Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC)
Promotes and supports the VPN vendor community by acting as its trade association and promoting vendor products

VoiceXML Forum
Promotes the Voice Extensible Markup Language (VoiceXML)

VSI Alliance (VSIA)
Developed standards and business processes for System-on-Chip (SoC) development *Dissolved operations in 2008

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Web Hypertext Application Technology Working Group (WHATWG)
Develops HTML application specifications

Wireless Innovation Forum
Develops deployment and use of open architectures for advanced wireless systems *formerly the Software Defined Radio (SDR) Forum

Workflow Management Coalition (WfMC)
Develops and promotes workflow management standards

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Maintains the X Windows system, a Unix-based interface

XBRL- (EXtensible Business Reporting Language) International
Develops an XML-based framework for the reporting of business information

Xiph.Org Foundation
Develops and promotes open source, multimedia related projects

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