CONSORTIUM PROLIFERATION – TOO MUCH OF A GOOD THING?
Each year there are more consortia than there were the year before. That's a good thing, because it indicates that new areas of technology are becoming commercially viable and need standards to help them succeed. But it may also be a bad thing, unless new ways are found to better coordinate and rationalize the burgeoning standard setting infrastructure.
FORMING A SUCCESSFUL CONSORTIUM PART I
There's no "how to" manual for creating a consortium, leaving those charged with setting one up to largely copy another's structure. In this first of two articles, I review the key areas to be considered, and approaches to be taken, in forming a successful consortium to develop, promote and/or support standards.
THE ITU AND ICANN: AN INTERNET GAME OF CAT AND MOUSE
In 1998, the US Department of Commerce agreed to give up direct control of the root directories of the Internet. ICANN got them, and the ITU didn't - and we haven't heard the end of it yet.
A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD
What do sports and standard setting have in common? Much more than you would think.