The Internet is fundamentally based on the existence of open, non-proprietary standards.
They are key to allowing devices, services, and applications to work together across a wide and dispersed network of networks.
Today, one of the biggest marks indicators of success of these standards is how they're developed.
Some of the core groups behind the development of the standards are:
- The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF);
- The Internet Research Task Force (IRTF) and;
- The Internet Architecture Board (IAB).
You can find out more about these organizations in our Community and Partner Organization pages.
We Focus On:
At the Internet Society, we believe that open standards that can be used by anyone encourage innovation and promotes interoperability. We currently support the ones developed by the Internet Engineering Taskforce (IETF).
We work to make sure open standards are:
- Freely accessible specifications
- Open development
- Always evolving