Vint, The URL to the document on the European Commission's vision of the future of the Internet has changed. The right link is here: Communication on future networks and the internetBest regards,Patrick Vande Walle
It is definitly a bit harder candy for EU to achieve the innovation level of US in the ICT. Sometimes Europe seems to be several times larger in its differences from south to north than US could ever be :-)
Following on from Patrick's post...Even better is this link as it puts the Communication in some context:http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/eeurope/i2010/index_en.htmRegards,Gordon Lennox
I am currently very involved in the Object Management Group (OMG: http://www.omg.org/ ) and a new/resurrected group has started on Telecom SOA services. I have been reading about the Google Phone and the open handset alliance ( http://www.openhandsetalliance.com ) and I strongly believe that these two groups should work together to develop and solidify standards for Telecom SOA Services. I am not sure who or how to contact the right individuals at the alliance or Google and would appreciate any help you can provide me.As a note, OMG standards often move to ISO standards. The next meeting of the OMG is in Santa Clara, California December 8-12, 2008 and we would love to have the Open Handset Alliance and/or Google participate. I am not on the Staff of OMG and can make no promises, but I am sure that one of these organizations would be warmly received as a keynote speaker.Currently, Nortel has been instrumental in trying to resurrect the Telecom group within the OMG.Thank you for your time and considerationR. W. "Nick" Stavros, Ph.D.p.s. On September 9, 2008 Microsoft announced they were joining the OMG: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/sep08/09-10OMGModelingPR.mspx
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