The Linux Foundation has announced Community Specification, which aims to facilitate and accelerate the creation of open standards.
“Open Standards are best defined as specifications made available to the public, developed, and maintained via an inclusive, collaborative, transparent, and consensus-driven process. Open standards facilitate interoperability and data exchange among different products or services and are intended for widespread adoption,” according to a recent post on the Linux Foundation website.
This new process, created by The Joint Development Foundation, offers a streamlined approach to traditional standards work by providing a set of standardized formation documents and procedures, which are being made available in a Git-based repository. According to the announcement, the Community Specification provides developers with a “standards-organization-in-a-repo,” allowing a “fast and easy way to start a specification development process using software development-style tools and workflows that they already know.”