Archive for December, 2008

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Links 12/23/2008

December 23, 2008
  • NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–A number of the world’s leading streaming media companies have recently joined together to create a new industry forum called the Internet Media Device Alliance. The IMDA has been formed with the aim of developing and promoting a set of open, interoperable standards and device profiles in order to maximise the growth of a global consumer market in Internet-connected media devices.

    tags: standards

  • In an effort to create a single standard for media streaming over the Internet, five companies Tuesday announced the founding of the Internet Streaming Media Alliance.

    Apple, Cisco, Kasenna, Philips Electronics NV and Sun announced the founding of ISMA in a press release, saying they are joining forces to promote open standards for developing end-to-end media streaming solutions over IP. The founders believe their collaboration will accelerate adoption of open standards and interoperability, while encouraging the development of competitive streaming media software, the release said.

    tags: standards

  • Hi, I’m open
    Open Standards have been a core value that the DataPortability Project has advocated for since its founding, getting to the point where its even been confused as its core mission (it’s not). For us, they are an enabler – and it has always been in our interest to see all of them work together.

    Standards are important because they allow interoperability. For people to be able to access their data from multiple systems, we require systems to be able to easily communicate with each other. Likewise, for people to get value of any data they export from a system, they need to be able to import it – and this can only occur if the data is structured in a way that is compatible with another system

    tags: standards

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Links 12/19/2008

December 19, 2008
  • Given the recent intense activity around data portability (Announcements from Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo etc) and the impending end of the year, I thought it opportune to summarize the data portability landscape from my personal perspective and the perspective of the DataPortability Project.

    tags: standards

  • The technology marketplace is littered with competing standards, some open, others proprietary. A number of academics, both in the legal field and out, have argued that open standards are superior for both the market and consumers. They allow companies to produce products that compete on their merits, rather than their ability to play nice with other hardware or content, and they prevent consumers from being harmed by product lock-ins. A Berkeley Law professor, Robert P. Merges, has just released a working paper entitled IP Rights and Technological Platforms in which he argues that proprietary standards and the intellectual property that back them aren’t as harmful as they’re made out to be. Instead, a minor modification of IP law should be sufficient to enable a competition between open and closed standards.

    tags: standards

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Links 12/03/2008

December 3, 2008

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