The Digital Standards Organization was founded by open standards professionals in 2007 with the goal of promoting customer choice, vendor competition, and overall growth in the global digital economy through the understanding, development, and adoption of free and open digital standards.
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Total number of signatures: 3152
Most recent signatures:
- Rio Kierkels, Netherlands, 17 Aug 2014 17:43
- Jānis-Marks Gailis, Latvia, 03 May 2014 19:42
- Duygu GUVENC, Turkey, 28 Apr 2014 11:23
François Schreuer, Belgium: La démocratie sera aussi numérique ou ne sera pas.
Cristian Mastan, Romania: Only by acting today we can guarantee digital human rights for all in the future
Akshay Sulakhe, India: use free digital standards….Closed sources are responsible for the digital divide…
Rick Montgomery, United States: Open Standards, level playing field, equal access no monopolies on data
Andrew Adams, United Kingdom: I have long argued that open standards is the only way to preserve open society. This is an excellent development towards that goal.
Joost de Meij, Netherlands Antilles: Vrije standaarden!
Nahum Castro González, Mexico: Los estándares libres y abiertos promueven sociedades democraticas y participativas.
Landy DeField, United States: Without this basic freedom, creativity, ingenuity and essentially the natural process of worldwide intellectual growth will be bound, gagged and held hostage.
Arun Batchu, United States: Essential for fostering competition and for collaboration at the same time.
These supporter organizations have signed the Hague Declaration.
What is a Free and Open Standard?
A free and open standard is a published specification that is immune to vendor capture, at all stages in its life-cycle.
How does Digistan work?
We provide support for open standards-related workgroups including: promotion of free and open digital standards in e-government; development of new free and open digital standards; promotion of best practice for open standards groups; development of tools to help define and measure open standards.