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Architecture and Infrastructure

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100G CLR4 Alliance
Developed open, multi-vendor specifications for small, lower power optical transceivers in data centres using duplex single-mode fibre *Inactive

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

Apache XML Project
Developed and promoted freely available XML support on a variety of platforms *Dissolved and moved to the Apache Attic in 2012

Application Home Initiative (TAHI)
Developed solutions for issues surrounding connected homes *Now the Smart Homes & Buildings Association

Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line Forum (DSL Forum)
Promoted DSL broadband adoption *Now the Broadband Forum

ATM Local Telephony Alliance (ALTA)
Developed and promoted hardware and software solutions for local networks by using asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) technology *Inactive

AUTOSAR Development Partnership
Develops open standards for automotive E/E architecture

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Building Industry Consulting Service International (BICSI)
Maintains a professional association supporting the information transport systems (ITS) industry

Develops and promotes software application information exchange in the construction industry

BuildingSMART Alliance
Develops and promotes support programs for digital technology in the property industry

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Cloud Application Management for Platforms (CAMP)
Develops management of applications in public and private clouds

Cloud Computing Interoperability Forum
Promoted wider industry adoption of cloud computing technology *Dissolved in 2010

CloudAudit (A6)
Promoted a common interface and namespace that allowed cloud computing providers to automate applications *Merged with the Cloud Security Alliance in 2010

Cloudy Integration Consortium
Promoted internet-based development of cloud computing technology for business process integration purposes. *Disbanded in 2009

Collaborative Health Consortium (CHC)
Promotes the development and deployment of health information technology (HIT) platforms

Content Reference Forum (CRF)
Promoted digital content distribution specifications *Inactive

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Data Documentation Initiative (DDI)
Develops and promotes the DDI specification and associated tools, education, and outreach programs

Debian Project
Maintains and promotes the Debian GNU/Linux distribution

Digital Cinema Initiatives, LLC (DCI)
Develops digital cinema specifications

DSL Forum (DSLF)
Promoted the development of broadband DSL *Now the Broadband Forum

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Eclipse Foundation
Maintains an open-source community for building, deploying, and managing software

eHealth Initiative
Promotes the use of information technology in the healthcare industry

Emdebian Project
Develops and promotes a minimized version of Debian GNU/Linux, and additional tools, for use in embedded projects

Ethernet User Alliance
Promoted the Ethernet Standard *Inactive

European Telecommunications Informatics Services (ETIS)
Promotes improvement amongst telecommunications industry operators, suppliers and content suppliers (Europe)

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Fibre Channel Industry Association (FCIA)
Develops and promotes networking standards and infrastructure

Fieldbus Foundation
Develops and maintains the fieldbus digital communications and integrated system architecture

Financial Services Technology Consortium (FSTC)
Promoted open-standard technologies in the financial services industry *Merged with Financial Services Roundtable in 2009

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G3-PLC Alliance
Develops and promotes the implementation of G3-PLC in smart grid applications

Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
Promotes the sharing of genomic and clinical data

Global Spatial Data Infrastructure (GSDI)
Supports access to geographic information

Grid-Interop Forum
Develops and promotes the creation of a more efficient, reliable, and resilient electric system (U.S.)

Developed and promoted a bid matching algorithm tailored specifically for the trading of computing power (Europe) *Inactive since 2009

Gridwise Architecture Council (GWAC)
Promotes interoperability between electric system components (U.S.)

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Promoted a network architecture for Home Audio Video Interoperability *Inactive since 2001

HDMI Licensing, LLC
Promotes the HDMI standard and provides education on the benefits of the HDMI specification to adopters, retailers and consumers

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

High Definition Power Line Communication (HD-PLC)
Develops and promotes technology which uses existing electric power lines for data transmission

HomeRF Working Group (HRFWG)
Maintained a wireless network standard optimized for homes and small businesses *Dissolved in 2003

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In-Location Alliance
Develops and promotes high accuracy indoor positioning and related services

InCommon Federation
Develops a framework for trustworthy shared management of access to on-line resources in support of education and research (U.S.)

InfiniBand Trade Association (ITA)
Promotes the InfiniBand architecture

Initiative for Open Authentication (OATH)
Develops an open reference architecture for the universal adoption of strong authentication practices

Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA)
Promotes research and development of Intelligent Transportation Systems to improve surface transportation systems (U.S.)

International Color Consortium (ICC)
Promotes the use and adoption of open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management systems

InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards (INCITS)
Develops and promotes Information and Communications Technologies standardization

International Council for Commonality in Blood Banking Automation (ICCBBA)
Develops international standards for transfusion medicine and transplantation for electronic data interchange protocols

International Internet Preservation Consortium (IIPC)
Promotes the archiving of knowledge and information from the Internet for future generations everywhere

International Telecommunication Union
Develops technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect

Internet 2
Develops Internet network applications and technologies (U.S.)

Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN)
Develops and promotes IP address space allocation, protocol parameter assignment, domain name system management, and root server system management functions

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Promotes and facilitates improvements in Internet architecture

Internet Research Task Force (IRTF)
Promotes research about Internet protocols, applications, architecture and technology

Internet Systems Consortium (ISC)
Develops and promotes Open Source reference implementations of core Internet protocols

Interoperability Clearinghouse (ICH)
Promotes mechanisms for assuring the successful implementation of enterprise technology solutions

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

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KNX Association
Develops and promotes the KNX standard

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Learning Content Management System (LCMS) Council
Promoted market awareness of learning content management system infrastructures *Inactive

Logical Observation Identifiers Names and Codes (LOINC)
Promotes the exchange and pooling of clinical results for clinical care

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MashSSL Alliance
Promotes open standard for trust establishment between web applications

Mobile Industry Processor Interface (MIPI) Alliance
Promotes open specifications for interfaces to mobile application processors

Multimedia Communications Forum (MMCF)
Developed multimedia communications architectures and solutions *Inactive

Multimedia Mobile Access Communications Systems Promotion Council (MMAC-PC)
Developed high-speed wireless multimedia *Dissolved in 2012 and transferred operations to ARIB ADWICS working groups

Multiservice Forum (MSF)
Developed and promoted open-architecture, multi-service switching systems *Dissolved 2013

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National Cyber Security Partnership (NCSP)
Develops security strategies for US information infrastructure (U.S.)

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

Network Centric Operations Industry Consortium (NCOIC)
Promotes the adoption of existing and emerging cross-domain interoperability standards

NIL Consortium (NILCom)
Promotes standard process parameters, test stamps, and qualified hardware solutions for high volume manufacturing and application development

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

Open Applications Group (OAG)
Promotes best practices and standards for application integration

Open Card Consortium (OCC)
Created the OpenCard Framework *Inactive

Open Connectivity Foundation
Promotes the development of a standard specification and interoperable, open source projects to ensure secure and reliable device discovery and connectivity

Open Control Architecture (OCA) Alliance
Develops the standardization of the Open Control Architecture (OCA) as a media networking system control standard for professional applications

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC)
Develops geo information systems standards

Open Grid Forum (OGF)
Promotes global standardization of grid computing

Open Information Security Foundation (OISF)
Develops open source IDS/IPS to build a next generation IDS/IPS engine

Open Source Development Lab (OSDL)
Developed data center and telco class enhancement open source Linux developers *Merged with The Free Standards Group in 2007 to form The Linux Foundation

Develops a framework that simplifies all aspects of scientific data networking

Promotes sharing and computable information using ICT in healthcare, medical research and related industries

OpenID Foundation (OIDF)
Promotes the use of OpenID technology

Develops and maintains a registry of unique researcher identifiers linked to researcher activities and output

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

Develops, maintains, and promotes open standards for the automotive industry

OSGi Alliance
Develops specifications for modular assembly of software built with Java technology

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

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PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group, Inc. (PICMG)
Develops system-architecture neutral PCI microcomputer standards

Develops technology to ensure safe infrastructure upgrades

PSLX Consortium
Develops APS (Advanced Planning and Scheduling) standards for collaborative manufacturing

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

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Promoted a common foundation for secure m-commerce *Merged with the Liberty Alliance in 2003

RapidIO Trade Association
Develops and promotes the RapidIO Interconnect Architecture for high-performance packet-switched, interconnect technology

Regional Alliance for Infrastructure and Network Security (RAINS)
Contributed to national security mobilization (U.S.) *Inactive

Remote Direct Memory Access Consortium (RDMA)
Develops specifications for remote direct memory access over TCP/IP

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Salutation Consortium
Promoted interoperability standards among devices, applications and services across paper management, telephony and computing domains *Dissolved in 2005

Scope Alliance (SCOPE)
Promoted the deployment of carrier grade base platforms for service provider applications *Dissolved in 2012

Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed (STORK) 2.0
Developed and promotes a European eID Interoperability Platform enabling citizens to establish e-relations across borders *Project concluded September 2015 (Europe)

Semiconductor Test Consortium
Promoted interoperability test methods for complex logic devices *Inactive

Server System Infrastructure Forum (SSI)
Develops server infrastructure standards

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Consortium
Promoted the adoption of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) *Inactive

Special Interest Group 3D (SIG 3D)
Promotes the use of 3D geoinformation in all possible application areas

Standards and Interoperability for eInfrastructure Implementation Initiative Consortium (SIENA)
Promotes cloud standards, guidance and technology

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T-Engine Forum
Develops, researches and promotes the T-Engine architecture

Telecommunications Information Networking Architecture Consortium (TINA-C)
Developed a common software architecture for telecommunications *Dissolved in 2000

Trusted Cloud Initiative (TCI)
Promoted education, research and certification of Secure and Interoperable Identity in the Cloud *Now the Enterprise Architecture Working Group

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Developed a common base Linux distribution for enterprise use *Dissolved in 2004

Universal Plug and Play Forum (UpnP)
Promotes easily implemented home and business networks *Merged with Open Interconnect Consortium

Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA)
Promotes the use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems

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VFEA International Trade Association (VITA)
Develops and promotes real-time, modular embedded computing systems

VXIbus Consortium
Develops and promotes an open standard platform for commercial ATE systems

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Wireless Innovation Forum
Develops deployment and use of open architectures for advanced wireless systems

Wireless World Research Forum
Develops and promotes wireless research and standardization

Worldwide Consortium for the Grid (W2COG)
Promoted networking technology to support Network Centric Operations (NCO) *Inactive

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Develops the XRI Data Interchange (XDI)

XFree86 Project, Inc.
Promoted XFree86, an open source X11-based desktop infrastructure *Dissolved in 2003

XMPP Standards Foundation
Develops open protocols for presence, instant messaging, and real-time communication and collaboration on top of the IETF's Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol (XMPP)

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