- Metaverse Standards Forum will focus on the development of open standards for the metaverse.
- The Membership is free and available to any organization.
- The Forum will plan activities based on the needs and interests of its members and may involve diverse technology domains.
The Metaverse Standards Forum is bringing together established standards organizations and companies for industry-wide cooperation on interoperability standards that are required to build the open metaverse.
The Forum will identify where the lack of interoperability is holding back metaverse deployment. It will focus on how the work of Standards Developing Organizations (SDOs) defining and evolving needed standards may be coordinated and accelerated.
The Forum is open to any organization with its focus on pragmatic, action-based projects such as implementation prototyping, hackathons, plugfests, and open-source tooling.
According to various industry leaders, the potential of the metaverse will be best realized by building on a foundation of open standards. The Metaverse Standards Forum aims to create consensus-based cooperation between diverse SDOs and companies with an intent to define and align necessities and priorities for metaverse standards.
According to Neil Trevett, Khronos President, the metaverse will bring together different technologies that need a constellation of interoperability standards which will be created and maintained by many standards organizations.
The Metaverse Standards Forum will coordinate between standards organizations and industry to foster the pragmatic and timely standardization essential for an open and inclusive metaverse.
Forum meetings will commence in July 2022.
According to Vishal Shah, Vice President of Metaverse at Meta, to create a metaverse for all, an industry focus on common standards will be required. Through the Metaverse Standards Forum, the needed collaboration is possible.
He shared the same through a post on Twitter:
Like the internet, the metaverse will not be built by one company alone – it must be open and interoperable, which will enable people to move seamlessly between virtual experiences regardless of who built them, or what device they use to access them— Vishal Shah (@vishalshahis) June 21, 2022
Also, Meta is dedicated to this work. Be it developers, creators, or companies, they all will benefit from the technologies as well as experiences that are possible by common protocols.