The members of the Mobile Management Forum will determine the programs and projects of the Forum.
In instances where pre-existing standards bodies and
industry organizations are already doing important work on wireless data
standards, the role of The Open Group should be complementary and supportive.
For example, The Open Group has developed close working relationships with the
Personal Computer & Communications Association (PCCA) and the WAP Forum.
In cases where The Open Group has identified unmet needs,
these will need to be addressed within the Mobile Management Forum. In such cases, The
Open Group will be able to deploy one of its most powerful assets–the strong vendor and
corporate/government buyers membership base–to drive interoperable standards
that will move the market forward.
In all other instances, the Forum should work closely with other parties driving forward wireless data standards to make sure that efforts are properly coordinated for the benefit of the wireless data community and meet the full needs of customers.