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  • Facebook and Unintended Consequences | OASIS Staff Blogs
    saying If you don t know how Facebook works that s your problem Is it Do YOU know how Facebook works Do you know how Google Circles work and why they work that way largely in response to FaceBook s fuzziness Can you be certain that only the people you choose get to see the material you post Are Facebook s and other sites privacy rules clear to you If so I ll buy you a double shot espresso from a café of your choice If not you should take the reasoning a bit further and refuse to use Facebook login as a tool to sign up to other sites because they will access your information and post to your wall Facebook login is becoming a de facto standard and it s a terrible one because it s not a standard at all it s just a behavior people are defaulting to I m not blaming Facebook I m blaming us as a community We rush into social media and post away without weighing the sometimes disastrous consequences We use nifty login tools out of convenience and we naively think all this is meant to serve our interests I m also calling for a real open and transparent standard for identity and privacy one that we can all agree on vendors and end users that keep us apprised of what happens to our information tells us in real time what we re about to do and keeps us safe and shielded from prying eyes if that s what we prefer Meanwhile you can undo some of the damage by going to mypermissions org and zapping all the apps that abuse your private information As for Scott Mc Nealy s famous statement on privacy let me quote Wikipedia In 1999 Stephen

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/2014/01/facebook-and-unintended-consequences (2015-11-02)
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  • Year-end message to OASIS members | OASIS Staff Blogs
    survey What we discovered is that we have a fair agile and transparent process that helps you get your job done while giving everyone around the globe a voice and offering robust IP guidelines That in a nutshell is our differentiator we re a global democracy of standards whose institutions offer safety but don t get in the way But does that tell us what OASIS will look like twenty years from now We have a sense of who we are Who do we need to be Business wisdom dictates that we need to be even more of who we are more agile more rapid more transparent We may also need to understand standards in a broader sense what is getting standardized today can be anything from an Open Source API to a pattern to a best practice It makes sense to shift our focus from standards in the strict definition to interoperability as a whole and reach out to a variety of partners to reduce the fragmentation of the standards landscape Better yet we must accept the fact that disruptive technologies and companies have changed the standards environment There are dominant market players who think of themselves as THE standard in the exuberance of youth and success Reality is setting in and slowly but surely even those companies are coming around to the necessity of standards that are truly open and inclusive We need to do more to educate them When we re talking to startups about participation the objection we get is that standards stifle innovation While that may be true in some cases for instance in ad hoc consortia that are built to preserve a competitive advantage it s not true in OASIS Our culture is one of innovation and standards are no longer at the tail

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/2013/12/year-end-message-to-oasis-members (2015-11-02)
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  • Not your Uncle Bert's APIs, or the case for standardizing APIs | OASIS Staff Blogs
    need to let developers look under the hood but they have to connect to other environments Third in case you didn t know we ve entered the API economy Heard of the Internet of Things IoT Trillions of connected devices need their own interface to the network No APIs no IoT Big Data will remain intractably Big The Cloud will remain nebulous APIs are the key to many data and interoperability challenges What does this tell us We re moving closer to a more interoperable world Hallelujah Which also means that in order to guarantee interoperability and stability there s one piece of any software project that will have to move slower than the rest of the project the API portion The API will have to be open transparent agreed upon not subject to confusion or fragmentation free of IPR issues and removed from the pressures of development What better way to do this than to standardize your API A growing number of open source projects are considering exactly that solution MQTT OSLC PKCS11 to name a few At OASIS we re definitely noticing than more and more of our standardization projects focus on APIs The latest one is a fabulous Chinese project that deals with noSQL Key Values So why are these projects bringing their APIs to OASIS Because we offer an open transparent agreed upon IPR friendly standards development I rest my case Add new comment Navigation Latest images About this blog Laurent Liscia blogs about his observations insights and interactions in his role as executive director of OASIS Recent posts Another banner year at OASIS and headwinds coming our way OASIS Board of Directors Election What A Slate Can the IoT be secured Survey Shows Need for Standards in Mobile Payments Space Tales of Dread from the

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/2013/11/not-your-uncle-berts-apis-or-the-case-for-standardizing-apis (2015-11-02)
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  • The Fight for Privacy Has Begun | OASIS Staff Blogs
    Knowledge is Power Consumers should know what privacy Faustian pacts they re signing when they trade their personal information for functionality 3 Privacy requires technical and policy standards More on this http www slideshare net lliscia the 3 secrets of online privacy Add new comment Navigation Latest images About this blog Laurent Liscia blogs about his observations insights and interactions in his role as executive director of OASIS Recent posts Another banner year at OASIS and headwinds coming our way OASIS Board of Directors Election What A Slate Can the IoT be secured Survey Shows Need for Standards in Mobile Payments Space Tales of Dread from the Dreadlocked Visionary Why Free Apps are bad for Privacy OK so I like to rant about privacy but that s because OASIS has a great privacy story Facebook and Unintended Consequences Year end message to OASIS members Not your Uncle Bert s APIs or the case for standardizing APIs The Fight for Privacy Has Begun more Recent comments PC site 1 Farhaaad Saaami 28 weeks 6 days ago Some genuinely great 1 year 27 weeks ago Interesting indeed What 1 year 38 weeks ago Dear community we have 5 years 35 weeks ago

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/2013/05/the-fight-for-privacy-has-begun (2015-11-02)
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  • Empowering the Smart Grid End User | OASIS Staff Blogs
    able to adjust its run cycle dynamically Network effects require low barriers to entry That s why open data standards are essential to the smart grid s design For that reason standards organizations and the new entrant companies and services that they enable are key players in the development of smart grid methods in North America Europe and Asia There s a plethora of overlapping efforts from both de jure and market driven standards organizations with governments taking different levels of leadership Such uncertainty requires vision The OASIS vision based on work already underway in collaboration with the US SGIP project and our many pre existing data network and identity access projects is to empower the end users residential commercial industrial Study after study shows that behavior modification is based on information and example A smarter grid will offer better information and pervasively spread improved business models This also means that policy is an integral part of Smart Grid effective open standards cannot be created outside of regulatory and policy considerations This includes policies focusing on the central role of the consumer the need to protect his or her privacy and the integrity of his or her personal information and the impetus to provide him or her with timely and precise energy consumption information are central drivers of these projects across the globe As the data models and requirements on which data structures are built circulate and finalize we expect end user stakeholders in industrial and consumer sectors to become increasingly vocal active participants in their creation and maintenance As with today s Internet electricity grids often interconnect across national boundaries The expected savings and reduction in carbon emissions are meant to achieve planetary not national goals The standards we develop must be international as well to meet global interoperability

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/2011/05/empowering-the-smart-grid-end-user (2015-11-02)
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  • An Investigation Into Standards and Innovation (3) | OASIS Staff Blogs
    seemed more palatable amusingly the first way to address the issue was for the European Commission to issue a standstill on the British work ie the British should not continue to develop their system until Europe had sorted the whole mess out Mot exactly an encouragement to innovation In a mix of Solomon and the Marx Brothers CEPT declared in 1989 that the Swedish standard was a good way to go but that as it happened the British standard wasn t too shabby either In 1988 however Europe made an enlightened and agile move and created a standards body that involved not just the Post Telecom administrations but private companies in Europe and elsewhere ETSI was born from the need for industry and government to see eye to eye on technology and ETSI inherited the DECT standard s What happened next might serve as a textbook example for hardware standardization in the 90s and to this day in many cases companies from several countries got involved and agreed to enhance the standard but went on to devise proprietary extensions that would protect their interests Everybody wins To summarize two groups Ericsson and a British conglomerate developed competing and proprietary systems for cordless telephony and both wanted their technology to become a standard This after all was the model for technology standards With the advent of ETSI those proprietary innovations morphed into a pool of shared and accessible technology From that point onward standards were understood as a good way to share the R and D burden when dealing with public infra structure issues But standards efforts were still clubby Enter the Web Add new comment Dear community we have Submitted by Anonymous on Thu 2010 02 25 07 10 Dear community we have written a medical history program in C

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/2009/12/an-investigation-into-standards-and-innovation-1 (2015-11-02)
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  • Historical Changes at OASIS | OASIS Staff Blogs
    geographic and organizational diversity of representation on the OASIS Board is both impressive and refreshing The Board Chair is a European entrepreneur who launched Pensive a semantic Web startup two years ago the Vice Chair represents a Japan based company and the Executive Director is French All told there are three independent Board members Peter Brown Paul Knight and Bob Gluschko of Berkeley University two European and two Asian companies on the Board and a multiplicity of backgrounds and interests that is seldom found in the standards world Of course if you move the camera from the Board room to the OASIS community at large then we are looking at 5 000 amazing experts from around the world but I don t need to tell you that because it s you I m talking about I credit OASIS open and transparent nature for the marvelous diversity of our OASIS eco system We have a process and rules that may seem intricate or counter intuitive at times but are not unlike the ones which made the Canton of Bern an astounding direct democracy since the Middle Ages These rules and policies have fostered genuine and transparent coopetition the gloves remain on If you re feeling cynical you might say people will still try to game the system and get away with anything they can All you d be doing is describing human nature Add new comment As the Board proceeded with Submitted by wózki widłowe not verified on Wed 2009 09 02 14 19 As the Board proceeded with the election of its new Officers and seated a new Chair Mr Peter Brown and a new Vice Chair Mr Bob Freund who happens to represent Hitachi on the OASIS Board Nishiyama san could not contain his astonishment thanks a lot reply

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/2009/08/historical-changes-at-oasis (2015-11-02)
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  • User account | OASIS Staff Blogs
    the password that accompanies your username Navigation Latest images The individuals who post here work at OASIS Opinions expressed are their own and are not necessarily reviewed in advance by anyone other than the authors Copyright 2011 OASIS OASIS Web

    Original URL path: http://blogs.oasis-open.org/user (2015-11-02)
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