The Metaverse Standards Forum, hosted by The Khronos Group, is an industry-wide forum to coordinate and encourage metaverse interoperability. The forum will be made up of many companies and standards organizations, such as The Khronos Group, the World Wide Web Consortium, and the Open Geospatial Consortium. Together, we will foster open standards for an open and interoperable metaverse.
The idea for this forum was incubated on Building the Open Metaverse. In the second episode, Neil Trevett, president of The Khronos Group, Ruth Suehle, Director of Community Outreach at Red Hat, and David Morin, Executive Director of the Academy Software Foundation, came on the podcast to discuss open standards governance with Marc Petit and me. Through that discussion we agreed that to develop the metaverse, the community needs not only open standards, but also what Neil called a “meta conversation”; a way to proactively coordinate the advancement and adoption of open standards for the metaverse.