Setting the Standard: Celebrating the First 10 Years of The Open Group FACE™ Consortium

This month marks the 10th Anniversary of The Open Group Future Airborne Capability Environment™ (FACE) Consortium.  It has been an amazing ride over the last 10 years, filled with memorable face-to-face (F2F) meetings, over two million minutes of WebEx calls and passionate technical and business discussions that covered all aspects of the FACE™ Technical Standard and Business Approach.

“What’s an Executable Standard? Well the FACE™ Technical Standard is an Exemplar!”

When I think of an “executable standard”, I think of a standard that is capable of being fulfilled (i.e. a standard that can readily impact real world things, whether those things are people, processes, or technology). Regardless of what I think, it isn’t easy to define an executable standard – however I think the following will help everyone understand the essence of an executable standard.