When FRAND meets FOSS: Bottom Up or Top Down?

Posted by Andy_Updegrove on Dec 23, 2013 9:06 PM EDT
ConsortiumInfo.org Standards Blog; By Andy Updegrove
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The US and the EU have totally different approaches when it comes to IT policy. Which will be the right one this time around?

The U.S. may be the place where more emerging technologies bubble up than anywhere else, but when it comes to developing public policies to address new technologies, Europe continues to hold the lead. That reality was underlined recently with the release of a report summarizing the proceedings and conclusions of a European Commission (EC)/European Patent Office (EPO) workshop titled Implementing FRAND standards in Open Source: Business as usual or mission impossible?That workshop (on which more below) is only part of a larger series of efforts surrounding the ongoing evolution of the EU legal framework, ICT Standardization policy, and much more.

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