Learn from incubation models - moving/supporting community efforts to a state where they might engage with full-blown standards ratification. For example the Apache incubator.
Support adoption, community engagement & advocacy throughout the whole lifecycle from incubation to adoption and beyond. Identify criteria for candidacy for incubation and moving from one to the other.
Match agility to the goal/stage of the spec process (e.g. XCRI)
Ensure resources are available throughout the whole lifecycle
Document success and failure stories to identify success and failure criteria
raise awareness, and be transparent, about the way we want to move through this multi-dimensional space.
Increase effective coordination between the different bodies
Improve the understanding of policymakers of the diversity of standards and specifications
Manage the expectations of policymakers
Identify solutions for the patent and ownership issues with specifications
Many bodies should more effectively disseminate within their existing "rules"
Build shared strategies and concepts
Publication is important - see lessons learned from Open Web Standards. Needs to be segmented according to audience - marketing
Increase participation of all groups, build trust
Informal communication (such as these meetings)
There should be an attempt to coordinate between the different bodies.
Harmonising legal issues (IPR etc.) / OWF licensing frameworks e.g. apache etc.
Identify and adopt common license frameworks
In the next 10 years we should place more emphasis on development of specifications than on formalisation as standards
We need criteria for when something is mature enough (or when it is acceptable) to take a spec forward to standardisation.