Some people would compare the excitement of keeping up with standard setting to watching the grass grow. Faced with this type of attitude, how can a consortium or SDO get the word out to those who need to hear it? The first step is facing reality, and dealing with it.
In order to learn what consortia are doing today and how they tell the world about it, we surveyed the websites of 159 consortia and categorized the information they released during a thirty day period ending on March 22. The results yield a snapshot of what consortia are doing, how they do it, which of them are most active - and some ...
Standard setting organizations are having meetings, conducting interoperability tests, issuing studies and white papers, conducting training sessions, promoting their industries, issuing lots and lots of press releases - and, oh yes, doing some standard setting, too.
Last issue, we reported on a surprising decision by the Appeals court in the Rambus v. Infineon case, and the possible consequences. We also invited consortia to join in a "Friend of the Court" brief we planned to file in support of Infineon's motion for a rehearing. Six major consortia responded. It may not be over yet.