Author: Norman E. Shaw
The purpose of this paper is to specifically outline activities outside of the traditional standards development path that have been brought to bear to develop standards in today’s technical environment. This paper specifically investigates non-traditional standards initiatives (e.g. Blockchain and Open Source). The report focuses on how traditional collaborative mechanisms can be used for the development of these new technologies, while maintaining the consensus-based processes that have made standards development a cornerstone of human progress over many generations.