We think there are a lot of conversations in the industry right now that need to be crystalised into action and minimum standards which every internet of things company can sign up to and share with their customers. Security, data privacy, and minimum service standards all apply in different ways depending on the application space but we think there are overlaps which we’d like to explore during the day.
This will also mean spending the day establishing an organisation or certification body responsible for updating the standard, testing and enforcing the use of the mark moving forward.
We invited the community to work together collaboratively on framing the mark, is mission and the body which will manage it moving forward.
Adafruit has had paid day off for voting for our team for years, if you need help getting that going for your organization, let us know – we can share how and why we did this as well as the good results. Here are some resources for voting by mail, voting in person, and some NY resources for our NY based teams as well. If there are additional resources to add, please let us know – adafruit.com/vote
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