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MAD Privacy Alliance

Overview: Develops and promotes the use of blockchain technology focused on the privacy of the consumer, enabling consumers to reach out for advertising based on their on-device AI powered profiling.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: October 19, 2018


Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS)

Overview: Provides a platform for financial services firms to collaboratively develop tools for their industry using open sources software. Initiatives include the Open Developer Platform (ODP), a compliant Open Source Readiness Program, and The Open Source Strategy Forum (OSSF), a global event for financial executives and technologists dedicated to open innovation. OSS Projects are Apache 2.0 licensed and available on GitHub.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: October 19, 2018


AdLedger Consortium

Overview: Develops and promotes blockchain standards and tools for digital advertising. Its mission is to support an ecosystem where advertisers and publishers can regain control of their data assets, improve ad targeting capabilities, and keep more of their margins currently lost to the rising costs associated with distrust and layers of intermediaries.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: October 19, 2018


NVM Express

Overview: NVM Consortium develops the NVM Express specifications, which provides a common baseline management feature set across all NVMe devices and systems.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: September 14, 2018


Open Edge Computing

Overview: The Open Edge Computing initiative seeks to promote accessibility of small data centers (edge nodes) in close proximity to users, improving customer experience through low latency interaction with compute and storage resources.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: September 13, 2018


MIT Kerberos and Internet Trust Consortium (KIT) (founded in 2007)

Overview: Developed and promoted the Kerberos Internet security protocol, MIT Kerberos reference implementation, and other digital identity standards. As of 2015, MIT Kerberos open source development and maintenance transitioned to MIT, Kerberos development activity transitioned to the kerberos.org project, and development of new frameworks and systems that address current challenges in Internet privacy and security transitioned to MIT's Trust::Data Consortium.

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Current Status: Inactive

Last Updated: March 16, 2018


Council on Integrity in Results Reporting

Overview: CIRR develops and maintains standards for the measurement and reporting of student graduation and job placement information by its member educational institutions, with the goal of increasing reliability and transparency, and reducing data manipulation.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: March 16, 2018


TRUST::DATA CONSORTIUM

Overview: The Trust::Data Consortium brings together MIT researchers and business participants to collaborate on the development of open-source software to improve data security and privacy, and facilitate data sharing and more robust digital identity.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: March 16, 2018


Institute of Navigation (ION)

Overview: Institute of Navigation (ION) brings together scientists and professionals from private industry and government to discuss Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) issues and systems in connection with transportation and other industries.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: March 16, 2018


Blockchain in Transport Alliance (BITA)

Overview: Maintains a forum for the development of Blockchain standards and education in the Internet of things used in the transportation industry.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: March 16, 2018


IoT Security Foundation

Overview: Develops a program to advance good security practices, educate adopters and raise confidence in the security of the Internet of things.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: March 16, 2018


International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)

Overview: International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) maintains the WELL Building Standard to support human health and well-being through the built environment.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: March 16, 2018


Prebid

Overview: Prebid develops free open source tools to facilitate header bidding (also known as advance bidding or pre-bidding), a programmatic technique for publishers to offer inventory to multiple ad exchanges simultaneously before making calls to their ad servers. Prebid offers publishers solutions designed to foster a better header bidding experience.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: September 15, 2017


CBRS Alliance

Overview: CBRS develops, markets and promotes LTE-based solutions utilizing the shared spectrum of the U.S. 3.5 GHz Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) band. It aims to build a robust ecosystem of industry participants, including private enterprises, venues and fixed operators, to promote adoption of CBRS solutions and facilitate autonomous deployment of high-quality in-building LTE networks for mobile network subscribers.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: September 8, 2017


The New IP Agency

Overview: The New IP Agency (NIA) promotes the deployment of successful and open network functions virtualization (NFV) through the development of standards and certification.

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Current Status: Active

Last Updated: August 24, 2017


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