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On Involvement in Open Standards: How Do Organisations Contribute to W3C Standards Through Editorship?
University of Skövde, School of Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre. (Software Systems Research Group (SSRG))
University of Skövde, School of Informatics. University of Skövde, The Informatics Research Centre. (Software Systems Research Group (SSRG))
2016 (English)In: Open Source Systems: Integrating Communities: 12th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference, OSS 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden, May 30 - June 2, 2016, Proceedings / [ed] Kevin Crowston, Imed Hammouda, Björn Lundell, Gregorio Robles, Jonas Gamalielsson, Juho Lindman, Springer, 2016, Vol. 472, 57-70 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Over the years, a number of open standards have been developed and implemented in software for addressing a number of challenges, such as lock-in, interoperability and longevity of software systems and associated digital artefacts. Understanding organisational involvement and collaboration in standardisation is important for informing any future policy and organisational decisions concerning involvement in standardisation. The overarching goal of the study is to establish how organisations contribute to open standards development through editorship. Specifically, the focus is on open standards development in W3C. Through an analysis of editorship for all W3C recommendations we contribute novel findings concerning organisational involvement and collaboration, and highlight contributions from different types of organisations and countries for headquarter of each organisation. We make three principal contributions. First, we establish an overall characterisation of organisational involvement in W3C standardisation. Second, we report on organisational involvement in W3C standardisation over time. Third, we establish organisational collaboration in W3C standardisation through social network analysis.

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Springer, 2016. Vol. 472, 57-70 p.
IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, ISSN 1868-4238 ; 472
Keyword [en]
open standards, W3C, organisational involvement
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Computer Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:his:diva-12470DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-39225-7_5ISI: 000383203700005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84971518928ISBN: 978-3-319-39224-0ISBN: 978-3-319-39225-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:his-12470DiVA: diva2:937946
12th IFIP WG 2.13 International Conference on Open Source Systems (OSS 2016), Gothenburg, May 30 - June 2, 2016
Available from: 2016-06-16 Created: 2016-06-16 Last updated: 2016-10-07Bibliographically approved

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