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Re: Another View on Transparency

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 11:36:51 -0500
To: andrew.updegrove@gesmer.com
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On 15 Jul 2010, at 1:33 PM, andrew.updegrove@gesmer.com wrote:

>
> I thought that some on this list might find it interesting to check  
> in on
> an on-line forum that will run for two hours this afternoon, with  
> posts
> generally continuing for some time thereafter.
>
> Transparency, not surprisingly, is a factor that some governments have
> historically taken into effect in deciding which standard setting  
> bodies to
> look kindly on and which not. Until recently (to my knowledge) , this
> hasn't gone more deeply than favoring ISO/IEC/ITU standards over all  
> others
> standards, often pejoratively referred to en masse as "private  
> standards."
> A related part of the dialogue now ongoing in Europe is whether to  
> give
> increasing credibility to consortium-developed standards, and this  
> is where
> the two threads join.
>
> So here is yet another viewpoint to consider on the transparency  
> issue,
> while noting that the definition of "transparency" itself remains
> subjective.

Thanks, Andrew. Did you attend the forum? Any other good bits we  
should keep in mind?

_ Ian

>
> Andy
> ----- Forwarded by Andy Updegrove/Boston on 07/15/2010 02:27 PM -----
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> "Mattias
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> Transparency in EU standardization
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> Dear Andrew Updegrove,
> I just wanted to remind you that TalkStandards’ Open Forum:  
> Transparency in
> EU standardization is today 5-7 PM Central European Time. The forum  
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> found at the following page:
> http://www.talkstandards.com/transparency-in-eu-standardization/
> We have received the following interesting contributions:
> · Edvard Kožušník, IMCO, “Interview with Edvard Kožušník,
> Rapporteur of the IMCO Committee”
> · Elena Santiago, CEN-CENELEC, ”Transparency’s role in
> CEN-CENELEC operations”
> · Knut Blind, the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication
> Systems, “Trade-Offs related to the Transparency in the European
> Standardisation System”
> · Ken Krechmer, University of Colorado , ”Modernising ICT
> Standardisation in the EU – The Way Forward”
> · Valentin Nikonov, UNECE , ”Reform of Standardization
> Policy: Building a Risk-Based Regulatory System”
> · Ajit Jaokar, Futuretext , “The Silence of the Chips”
> · Helen Disney, , “The Dangers of Compulsory FRAND Conditions
> ”
> · Simon Hicks, Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
> (UK) , “The European Framework for Transparent Standardisation”
> · Marcus Glader, Vinge, “Transparency in standardization
> under EU policies”
> · Carol Cosgrove-Sacks, OASIS, “Transparency in EU
> Standardisation - Response from OASIS”
> · Mattias Ganslandt, CELEC, “The Pros and Cons of
> Transparency”
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