The Digital Standards Organization was founded by a group of 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 open digital standards.
On 21 May 2008 the Digistan community meets in the Hague in the Netherlands.
The programme consists of a private session on 20 May at 19h and a public session on 21 May from 9:00 to 16:00. The public session will be at the prestigious Royal Library in the Hague, thanks to kind support from NLnet. All participants should please register.
The programme includes discussion on these Digistan pending projects:
- Domino - a internationalised repackaging of the Netherlands e-government specifications.
- OpenXML2 - a second-generation OpenXML format that fixes OOXML.
- o-Metric - a tool to measure the “openness” of a specification. Goal is to define clear benchmark for what 'open standard' means.
- o-Base - a collection of all known open standards, ranked by “openness” and categorised by domain.
- WikiML - a standard XML markup language for Wiki content. Goal is to define a single XML language that can act as structured storage format for wikis.
- WikiGlot - a standard Wiki syntax that unifies the many different Wiki text syntaxes. Goal is to eliminate variations in wiki syntax.
- CCF - a project to build a copyright centralization framework (CCF) for new standards teams.