Associations and foundations play a fundamental role in the implementation of open-standard based interoperability. By promoting and supporting the usage of open standards,
Things that associations and foundations can do:
If a foundation is providing funding for specific innovation or research projects, in the application form a requirement for making use of open standards to import and export data could be added. This alone would be of almost zero cost to the foundation, yet provide a huge drive for applicants to implement standards.
Articles in journal, morning huddle emails, courses and information booths at meetings.