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OpenStand is the modern paradigm for global standards

 

Snowden and Standards

No matter what you think about Edward Snowden – sinner, saint, or something else – he had some interesting things to say yesterday at the SXSW interactive festival. He broadcasted live from Russia via Google+ Hangout into several large halls in the Austin Convention Center which were packed with thousands of people. The session was […]

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Wake up, Europe! Open, market-driven standards can help you

Recently I participated in the 5th European Innovation Summit, held in Brussels at the European Parliament. The purpose of the annual summit is to bring perspectives from industry, academia, and government on how Europe can become more innovative. Innovation leads to industry, industry leads to jobs, jobs lead to a better economy. The theme of […]

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On the road and open Internet standards

The Standards Game has been on the road, participating in global events and activities that are shaping the future. (By “The Standards Game” I mean me – as President of the IEEE Standards Association, I’m exposed to all kinds of opportunities. Too bad I’m only one person as I’d like to participate in all of […]

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Who would have thought – standards and SXSW?

The South-by-Southwest is well known for its film, music, and interactive tracks. The annual SXSW festival (which sounds much more fun than “conference”) is held in Austin, Texas USA. This year it include more than 5,000 events that took place all over the city of Austin. I had always wanted to attend SXSW to see, […]

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A standards struggle of global proportions

I thought you might find this interesting. As I begin my two-year term as President of the IEEE Standards Association, these are the kinds of standards struggles that I’ll be exposed to. While not diminishing the importance of EDA standards (and the occasional struggle we’ve been through), this standards struggle puts ours in a whole […]

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For example… (the OpenStand paradigm)

The design automation industry serves a global market. Semiconductor design is performed in countries all over the world. Our products rely on standards for quality and interoperability. SystemVerilog, UPF, UVM, and SystemC are just a few of the numerous standards we use that were developed under the OpenStand paradigm. The market-driven standards paradigm didn’t have […]

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OpenStand Principle 5: Voluntary adoption

“Voluntary adoption” is the last principle of the OpenStand modern paradigm for global standards. Suppliers are free to choose whichever standards they want to implement in their products. Consumers are free to choose the products they prefer. The market determines the success of the standards. In our industry, this is a given. Market-driven standards are […]

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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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