The following are
selected links to organizations and web sites focused on 'open'
architecture and standards for multimedia technologies & solution:
- American National
Standards Institute (ANSI) - The Institute oversees the creation,
promulgation and use of thousands of standards, norms, and guidelines that
directly impact businesses in nearly every sector – including information
- Association for Open Group Enterprise Architects (AOGEA) - A professional association committed to
advancing the enterprise architecture profession and professional excellence.
- Information Architecture Institute - A global organization supporting individuals and organizations
specializing in Information Architecture.
- International Standards Organization (ISO) - A network of national standards institutes from countries around the world.
- Khronos Group - An industry consortium that develops open graphics standards, e.g. OpenGL, OpenVG.
- NPES & CGATS - Working on national & international graphic art technology and printing industry standards.
- Open Educational Content Standards - WikiEducator site providing information on a variety of open education format and content standards and associated tools.
- Object Management
Group (OMG) - An international, 'open' computer industry
consortium developing enterprise integration standards for a wide range of
technologies. OMG’s modeling standards, including the Unified
Modeling Language (UML) and Model Driven Architecture (MDA).
- Open Group - Architecture & Standards - A
vendor-neutral and technology-neutral consortium, whose vision of Boundaryless Information Flow™ will enable access to
integrated information, within and among enterprises, based on open standards and global interoperability.
- Open Grid
Services Architecture - Helping to move towards a grid system
architecture based on open grid services and architectural principles.
Source Software Licenses - A list of approved open source licenses and
their definition maintained by the Open Source Initiative.
- Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS) - A non-profit consortium that drives the development,
convergence and adoption of open standards for the global information
- World Wide Web
Consortium (W3C) - An international community that develops standards to ensure the
long-term growth of the Web.
*** Google search for Multimedia Data & Information Standards
Selected Articles, Books, & Papers on IT Architecture & Standards
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