The SMPTE Standards Community (SC) will move away from its current collaborative standards development platform that has caused us so many issues. Our new home will be the first steps in an initiative called the SMPTE Knowledge Network (SKN). Our goal is to migrate to the use of tools that allow controlled access to SMPTE workings across every aspect of the SMPTE organization.
The first step will be to replace the OLC platform with a suite of generic, maintained and readily available business tools consisting of Microsoft 365 and GitHub accessed through a consistent Microsoft Teams interface. Going forward we will do as much as we can of our standards development work in the generic Microsoft Teams and GitHub tools.
Soft switch-over period from 21st of December 2020 to the 10th of January 2021:
Hard switch-over period from 11th to the 31st of January 2021:
Contract with current platform provider will end ends 31st of January 2021
This change will provide us with modern interfaces, better performance, API access to our data, and should result in a flexible, searchable system to address our future needs for standards development.
We indent to build a minimal viable platform by the switch-over point in January 2021 .
This document will be continuously updated to provide guidance on how the SMPTE due process is implemented in Microsoft 365 (MS 365), Teams, GitHub and any other applications which form the SMPTE platform.