Barriers that have to be overcome
Lack of inclusiveness in specification processes
Public procurement policy that does not recognize standards & specifications from a variety of sources
Lack of early implementation of specifications
Conflicting understanding of the scope and purposes of standards
The ability to create derivative works is an ESSENTIAL issue. There are cases when divergence is damaging but also when derivation is prevented. How to resolve this paradox?
R&D going on in standardisation organisations (its not constructive, but not necessarily a barrier)
Conflicting motivation and expectations
Risk if not avoiding duplication of work
IPR issues, Licensing and Copyright
Funding issues - contributions, participations, quality assurance, review etc.
Vested interests, ghetoisation
Need to establish consensus
Lack of developer motivation
Alignment of interests
Lack of awareness
Barriers include differences in business models and interests.
Will be be allowed to fail often under the Tories?
Informal processes have lower status in many eyes compared to "proper" standards. How can we change opinions, engage participation and promote uptake.
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