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Politics of standards

With great power there must also come great responsibility! ~ Stan Lee (via Spiderman)

Powerful technology companies often use the technical standardization process for marketing and to enhance their competitive market position. How to recognize this, and some strategies to ensure a competitive, diverse ecosystem.

Who watches the watchers?

I have always tried to live by the philosophy that when there is a big problem that needs fixing, you should run towards it, rather than away from it ~ Henry Paulson

Trust but verify is a maxim often quoted when it comes to testing and certification frameworks. Can it be applied in a manner that produces the desired outcomes?

Funding the future

Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world. ~ Nelson Mandela

Those who fund technology and innovation have an opportunity at this current moment to make some lasting, structural changes and, by doing so, support the movement to change our world for the better.

Illusion of interoperability

The illusion of freedom is not freedom ~ Marty Rubin

True interoperability is critical in preventing vendor and technology platform lock-in. Here are some pointers to pierce the illusion of interoperability being peddled by people seeking to lock you into their blockchain and SSI products.


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