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Ecma Secretary General presented on the role of standards in Open Source at OpenForum Europe (OFE)


Geneva, 5 March 2021

The OFE lounge aims at bringing together standardization and open source organisations to share their approach to the evolving role of open source in standardization. During the OFE Lounge series that took place virtually for six weeks on Thursdays in February and March 2021, Patrick Luthi, Ecma’s Secretary General, presented on the role of standards in Open Source. His presentation discussed Ecma’s cooperation with Open Source projects and highlighted:

  • Structure and policies that are interoperable and in alignment with OS projects
  • Friendly IPR policies that allow for a Royalty Free environment
  • Some efficient  infrastructure  and flexible  working  methods  with  well  established  interfaces to standardization, and
  • The possibility for implementation feedback from 3rd parties

For more information: please contact Patrick Luthi, Secretary General of Ecma International at