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Institutions

2003-09-21
 

Several organizations have been instrumental in shaping the course of the development of the Internet/Web and electronic commerce.

CommerceNet "CommerceNet is a neutral, non-profit consortium dedicated to advancing the growth of global electronic trade through business process interoperability and the creation of open Business Service Networks." (from CommerceNet website)

"Founded in 1994, CommerceNet has been a trusted intermediary conducting industry-wide research and programs that have advanced the commercial use of the Internet. CommerceNet has had a direct role in pioneering some of the industries first milestones including secure transactions, XML messaging and defining the next generation of the Internet." (from CommerceNet website)

The World Wide Web Consortium "The World Wide Web Consortium was created in October 1994 to lead the World Wide Web to its full potential by developing common protocols that promote its evolution and ensure its interoperability. W3C has around 400 Member organizations from all over the world and has earned international recognition for its contributions to the growth of the Web." (from The World Wide Web Consortium website)

The Internet Engineering Task Force "The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) is a large open international community of network designers, operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. It is open to any interested individual." (from The Internet Engineering Task Force website)

IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee "The IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee develops Local Area Network standards and Metropolitan Area Network standards. The most widely used standards are for the Ethernet family, Token Ring, Wireless LAN, Bridging and Virtual Bridged LANs. An individual Working Group provides the focus for each area." (from IEEE 802 LAN/MAN Standards Committee website)



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