[KI-LC] e-vote: Open-Stand.org - modern paradigm for standards

Heather Flanagan heather at kantarainitiative.org
Sat Sep 1 11:41:07 EDT 2012

Hi all -

As discussed on this week's non-quorate LC call, we're conducting an
e-ballot regarding whether the LC approves of public Kantara Initiative
support for the Open-Stand.org Modern Paradigm for Standards Development.

LC Action: Leadership Council, please AFFIRM or REJECT public Kantara
Initiative support for the Open-Stand.org Modern Paradigm for Standards



Please respond no later than close of business Thursday September 6, 2012.

Thank you for your time!

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Subject: 	[KI-LC] Open-Stand.org - modern paradigm for standards
Date: 	Wed, 29 Aug 2012 08:51:16 -0700
From: 	Joni Brennan <joni at ieee-isto.org>
To: 	trustees at kantarainitiative.org, LC at kantarainitiative.org

Dear Trustees and LC,

I bring your attention to open-stand.org <http://open-stand.org> which
summarized as a statement of principles
(http://open-stand.org/principles/) of a modern paradigm for standards

  * *Due process.* Decisions are made with equity and fairness among
    participants. No one party dominates or guides standards
    development. Standards processes are transparent and opportunities
    exist to appeal decisions. Processes for periodic standards review
    and updating are well defined.
  * *Broad consensus.* Processes allow for all views to be considered
    and addressed, such that agreement can be found across a range of
  * *Transparency.* Standards organizations provide advance public
    notice of proposed standards development activities, the scope of
    work to be undertaken, and conditions for participation. Easily
    accessible records of decisions and the materials used in reaching
    those decisions are provided. Public comment periods are provided
    before final standards approval and adoption.
  * *Balance.* Standards activities are not exclusively dominated by any
    particular person, company or interest group.
  * *Openness.* Standards processes are open to all interested and
    informed parties.

As an agenda item I'd like to ask both the Trustees and LC to discuss
the OpenStand and to consider Kantara support
(http://open-stand.org/stand-with-us/) for this movement.  This is not a
monetary commitment but a statement of support for the principles. While
Kantara Initiative is not a Standards body, organizations like Kantara,
industry groups, user groups ,ect depend upon the consensus based and
transparent development of open standards. 

Please consider the above at each groups earliest opportunity.

Best Regards,

Joni Brennan
Kantara Initiative | Executive Director
voice:+1 732-226-4223
email: joni @ ieee-isto.org <http://ieee-isto.org>

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