Less than a year after its initial launch, the Metaverse Standards Forum™announces that it is now incorporated as an independent non-profit industry consortium. The Forum’s mission continues unchanged—to enable, foster and promote cooperation and coordination over metaverse-related interoperability between standards organizations, companies, and universities.
The Metaverse Standards Forum brings together leading standards organizations and companies for industry-wide cooperation on interoperability standards needed to build the open metaverse. The Forum will explore where the lack of interoperability is holding back metaverse deployment and how the work of Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) defining and evolving needed standards may be coordinated and accelerated.
Marc Petit, co-chair of the 3D Asset Interoperability Working Group at the Forum, and co-host of the BuildingTheOpenMetaverse.org...
The Metaverse Standards Forum is pleased to announce it has completed its first Board of Director elections following incorporation as a non-profit consortium earlier in 2023. Principal Members of the Forum were eligible to stand for election and vote in the balloting...
An open database of organizations, publications, and projects related to Metaverse interoperability, all organizations working on Metaverse-related standardization are invited to apply to be included. Adhering to the goal of creating a venue where leading standards...
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In this episode of Building the Open Metaverse Podcast, Metaverse Standards Forum Board Member, Elizabeth Rothman from XRSI, covers responsible AI development, transparency needs, generative content IP, removing training bias, and global coordination.
“There is always a dynamic tension between proprietary technologies, often controlled by larger companies, and open interoperability standards.” Trevett said, “[but] the fact that the Forum has gathered over 2,500 member organizations is testament to the intense industry interest in interoperability’s ability to build commercial opportunities for companies of all sizes.”
Immersive Wire’s Tom Ffiske speaks to Metaverse Standards Register Working Group Chair, Christine Perey, on why the Metaverse Standards Forum unveiled its register.
Daniel Griffiths from Beyond Games explores how Meta, Epic, Microsoft, NVIDIA, Unity, Huawei, Sony and more are collaborating on metaverse tech that all companies are going to share.
Pixar, Adobe, Apple, Autodesk, and NVIDIA Form Alliance for OpenUSD to Drive Open Standards for 3D Content
“Metaverse Standards Forum warmly welcomes AOUSD to the community of open standard organizations. We look forward to a close cooperation with AOUSD.” Neil Trevett, President and Chair, Metaverse Standards Forum
Coordination among regulators, government officials, and standards organisations like the XR Association, XR4Europe, the IEEE, and Metaverse Standards Forum will determine the success of the Metaverse.
The IEC’s webinar, “Standards for the Metaverse” was conducted on June 26th. This workshop shared information about relevant ISO and IEC standards and projects that can be applied to the creation and the advancement of the Metaverse. Opportunities to participate in current work will be highlighted.
The video is now available:
Burkhard Boeckem, CTO of Hexagon AB & Forbes Councils Member discusses the potential of the metaverse to business that will be most transformative,m and why his company joined the Metaverse Standards Forum—to ensure that open standards are an incubator of innovation at this exciting time for the technology.
Tech Snippets Today’s, Joseph Raczynski, interviews the Metaverse Standards Forum President, Neil Trevett, on the Forum and it’s progress in this vlog.
XR Today’s Demond Cureton hosts Neil Trevett, President of Metaverse Standards Forum, to discuss the Forum’s role in shaping industry-wide development of the Metaverse, the Forum’s recent incorporation, its strengths and challenges and expectations at AWE 2023.
Kirill Tokarev, of 80 Level, interviews Neil Trevett, Chair of the Metaverse Standards Forum, on how he views the metaverse, interoperability and file formats, and detailed problems the concept of the metaverse faces.
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