Dear all — I participated in the first meeting of the forum.
You are invited to direct your energy toward this more official and structured work
on the same topic of standards.
Personally — I feel that the ISO process saves a lot of problems in the jump start of this complex topic.
See this full invite here:http://www.dryesha.com/2008/05/call-for-requirements-iso-mpeg-v-mpeg.html
Here's a brief:
My dear friend, J.H.A. (Jean) Gelissen from Philips continues to work on MPEG-V. This is the major official (read: global) work on establishing standards. Most of you are aware of my "push" for global standards (see Five dimensions of standards, and the metaverse1)
I fear that the virtual worlds industry, will end up like the gaming industry — small islands that stifle large scale innovation. In contrast, the internet model, with its defined stack, is a much better example to arrive at the full 3D3C real virtual world.