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There is a good case for Open Standards. We decided to publish my presentation to the OFE Executive Council about the OFE Standardisation Special Interest Group, held in
London on 31 October 2008.

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    • The Case for Open Standards Trond Arne Undheim , Chair OFE Standardisation Special Interest Group London, 31 October 2008.
    • Outline
      • What we do
      • Why Open standards are important
      • Who the European players are
      • How we are shaping European policy
      • What the trends are
      • Concluding messages
    • What do we do?
      • Influence high level policy in Europe
        • Letters to decision makers
        • Face-to-face
        • Seminars to educate and set the agenda
        • Documentation
          • Onepage briefs
          • White Papers
        • Speak/represent at international events
    • What's our opinion?
      • Standards are strategic to governments
        • Efficient IT infrastructure
        • Fair procurement
      • Standards are strategic to industry
        • Cost effective software interoperability
      • Europe's legal framework is outdated
        • Fora/consortia contribute significantly
        • Global open standards are crucial
      • “ Choosing open standards is a very smart business decision indeed”
      • Neelie Kroes European Competition Commissioner 10th June 2008, OFE Briefing, Brussels
    • Standards In Everyday Life
      • The Internet works
      • Toys are safe
      • Plugs fit
      • Largely play out behind the scenes
    • Open Standards
      • Transparent process open to all
      • Platform independent, vendor neutral
      • Approved by rough consensus
      • Published specifications
      • Implemented royalty free
      • See: Roadmap for Open ICT Ecosystems, Harvard, 2005
      • http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/epolicy/
      • “ The Internet is fundamentally based on the existence of open, non-proprietary standards”
      • Vint Cerf, “the father of the Internet””
    • Software Standards Ecosystem Global Royalty free Disclosed ex ante
      • Healthy process
      • Non-RF as exception
      • Certainty
      • Quality of process
      • Wide implementation
      • Actual interoperability
      Open
    •  
    • Why ex ante* disclosure?
      • Patented technology may impact price
      • Knowing increases quality of decisions
      • Ensures fair competition in marketplace
      • Ex ante (lat.) = before the event
    • Which European Players matter?
      • The EU institutions
      • Industry (ECIS, EICTA, ESA, OFE) – and individual companies
      • SMEs (NORMAPME)‏
      • Consumer representatives (ANEC)‏
      • WIPO, Council of Europe, ISO, ITU
    • European Union
      • European Parliament (oversight)‏
      • European Commission (executive)‏
      • Council of the European Union (decision)‏
      • 27 Member States
        • Large players (France, Germany, UK)‏
        • New players (Poland, Slovenia)‏
        • Frontrunners (The Netherlands, Denmark)‏
    • European Parliament
      • 785 MEPs in 22 Committees
        • ICT - ITRE (R&D, Energy)
        • Standards – IMCO (Internal Market and Consumer Protection)
      • Seven political groups
      • “ No citizen or company should be forced or encouraged to choose a closed technology over an open one, through a government having made that choice first”
      • Neelie Kroes European Competition Commissioner 10th June 2008, OFE Briefing, Brussels
    • European Commission
      • Barroso Commission (2004-2009)‏
        • Vice President Verheugen (DG ENTR – industry and SME)‏
          • Unit D4: ICT for Competitiveness (standardization reform)‏
        • Vice President Kallas (DG ADMIN, DG DIGIT – IT in EC)‏
          • DG DIGIT – Pan-European eGovernment Programme (IDABC)‏
    • European Commission cont.
      • Barroso Commission (2004-2009)‏
        • Commissioner Reding (DG INFSO – ICT, media, telecom)‏
          • Unit C1: ICT policy
          • Unit D4: Software & Services (policy and R&D)‏
        • Commissioner Kroes (DG COMP – Anti-trust mandate)‏
        • Commissioner McCreevy (DG MARKT – IPR policy
    • Council of the European Union
      • French Presidency (July-Dec 2008)‏
      • Czech Presidency (Jan-June 2009)‏
      • Swedish Presidency (July-Dec 2009)‏
      • Spanish Presidency (Jan-June 2010)‏
        • Political programme – Ministerial conf.
        • Decision making (“Council Decision”)‏
    • European Legal Base
      • Council Decision 87/95 (ICT standardisation in public sector)‏
      • Directive 98/34 (formally recognised standards organisations)‏
    • ESOs
      • Three European standards organisations
        • CENELEC (1959) – mainly electro-technical
        • CEN (1961) – European pre-standards and standards
        • ETSI (1988) – telecom standards
    • Coordination across
      • The ICT Standards Board (ICTSB) http://www. ictsb .org/
      • SOGITS - Council Decision 87/95
        • Has not convened for six years
      • “ Deeply embed openness in policy, regulations and procurement practices”
    • European Parliament
      • Parliament as EU institutions' watchdog
      • “ European citizens deserve an Open Parliament, free from vendor lock-in”
      • “ Post-i2010 strategy focused on openness”
    • DG Enterprise
      • Implement “Study on ICT Standardization”
      • Innovation effects for Open Source SMEs
      • Revise CD 87/95 and Directive 98/34 to
        • Recognize fora/consortia w/openness criteria
        • Reflect software interoperability (royalty-free)‏
      • “ Open up European standards setting”
    • DG Information Society and Media
      • Continue to reference consortia in policy
        • Push standards engagement in R&D
        • Check Mandates (eHealth, eAccess, RFID)‏
      • “ Make open standards the foundation of European software strategy.
        • “ Shape openness in post- i2010 IT strategy”
    • DG DIGIT (IDABC)
      • Recommend open standards across EU
        • Guarantee cross-border interoperability
        • Recommend sound criteria for standards and specifications and best practice
        • “ Mandate open standards in pan-EU dealings”
        • “ Open focus of Member States' GIF*s”
        • *GIF = Government Interoperability Framework
      • “ IDABC does a good job”
    • DG DIGIT (eCommission)
      • Check own procurement practices
      • Support ODF standard, not OOXML
      • Stop unfair contracts
      • Lead by example
      • “ eCommission must take its own medicine in eProcurement”
    • DG Competition
      • Anti-trust (Microsoft case and others)‏
      • Clarify rules for ex ante disclosure
      • Competition policy should not hamper standardization
      • “ Vigilance on anti-trust in software market”
      • “ Provide clarity on ex ante”
      • “ Follow up Kroes speech inside EC”
    • Message to Europe
      • Walk the talk on open standards
        • In procurement practices
        • In regulations, directives, policies
      • Share best practices
      • Globalise European standards setting
      • “ Implement open standards now”
    • Message to all stakeholders
      • Increase collaboration
      • Quicken adoption
      • Protect “fast track”
      • “ Industry, SMEs, and consumers all gain on a streamlined process”
    • Summarizing trends
      • Standards high on government agendas
        • Interoperability Frameworks in EU
      • Environment is set to change
        • EU considers standards reform
        • Peer-to-peer – distributed networks engage
      • Some resist change
      • Timing of change is uncertain
    • Open Forum SIG Conclusion
      • European standardisation at crossroads
      • EU sees open standards serve Europe
      • Huge untapped efficiency potential
      • “ EU must now walk the talk"
      • There is a good case for Open Standards
    •