The Standards Game

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OpenStand Principle 4: Availability

The fourth principle, “Availability”, was challenging to develop, as you might imagine. Global standards must be readily available to everyone if they are to be adopted without barriers. OpenStand calls for standards to be made available under fair terms. In today’s world, some standards organizations give their standards away at no cost while others charge […]

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OpenStand Principle 3: Collective empowerment

“Collective empowerment” is the third OpenStand principle. It elucidates the power and value of global standards that help people everywhere, regardless of where they live and what government they have. The OpenStand paradigm describes collective empowerment as: “Commitment by affirming standards organizations and their participants to collective empowerment by striving for standards that:   are […]

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OpenStand Principle 2: Adherence to Principles

The second principle of the OpenStand modern paradigm for global standardization is “Adherence to Priniciples”. Before I say more, I have to explain the terminology a bit. It sounds like a circular reference, but it’s not. This principle is not stating “you must obey the law”. Instead it refers to the fundamental tenets of standards […]

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