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Title: "Leaving Home for Good: It's Time for a Global Consortium Standards Organization"
Author: Andrew Updegrove
Publication Date: November 1 2007
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Abstract: Some twenty years ago, information technology vendors began opting out of the accredited standards system with increasing frequency in order to form organizations they called fora, alliances, and (most often) consortia. The reasons for the schism were several, but the development was remarkable in that the separatists presumed that standards could become ubiquitous whether or not they acquired the imprimatur of one of the &quot;Big Is:&quot; the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). And they were right.
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