Integrating Open Source into De Jure Standardization: Beyond a Call for the Appropriate License

les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LIII No. 3, September 2018

11 Pages Posted: 23 Sep 2018 Last revised: 7 Oct 2018

See all articles by Carlos Muñoz Ferrandis

Carlos Muñoz Ferrandis

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition; Universidad de Alicante; Global Innovation, Policy & Law Research Group (GIPLaw-UA)

Dr. Claudia Tapia

Ericsson

Date Written: July 23, 2018

Abstract

For many years the unprecedented innovation in the telecommunications technology has been possible thanks to the work done in standard development organizations (SDOs). Such success is mainly owed to the fact that SDOs have managed to attract many participants from different business models and to offer open access to interoperable high-performance technology in exchange for a fair return on investment. Looking forward, to achieve a well-functioning Internet of Things, where billions of devices from diverse industry sectors will be connected, some have advocated incorporating the perceived cheap, quick and efficient Open Source Software development into de jure standardization. This paper will analyze the potential synergies between Open Source and traditional open standards developed in SDOs and propose solutions to harmonize the different IPR Policies to attract as many stakeholders as possible.

Keywords: standard development organizations, SDOs, de jure standardization, open source software, IPR

Suggested Citation

Muñoz Ferrandis, Carlos and Tapia, Dr. Claudia, Integrating Open Source into De Jure Standardization: Beyond a Call for the Appropriate License (July 23, 2018). les Nouvelles - Journal of the Licensing Executives Society, Volume LIII No. 3, September 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3218558

Carlos Muñoz Ferrandis (Contact Author)

Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition ( email )

Marstallplatz 1
Munich, DE Bayern 80539
Germany

Universidad de Alicante ( email )

San Vicente del Raspeig
Spain

Global Innovation, Policy & Law Research Group (GIPLaw-UA) ( email )

Campus de San Vicente
Carretera San Vicente del Raspeig
San Vicente del Raspeig, Alicante 03690
Spain

Dr. Claudia Tapia

Ericsson ( email )

Sweden

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