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The word consortium is a noun.  Consortium means (1) an association of companies for some definite purpose.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word consortium.
  • W3: World Wide Web Consortium
    W3C is a worldwide international consortium where members work toward establishing web standards. Since 1994 the Consortium has published more than 90 standards called W3C Recommendations. The website describes the consortium, has links to the Recommendations and information about becoming a member.
  • Internet Systems Consortium
    ISC is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation dedicated to supporting the infrastructure of the universal, connected, self-organizing Internet by developing and maintaining core production quality software, protocols, and operations. On the website, users can find out information about software, publications, training, and much more.
    OASIS, Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards, is a not-for-profit consortium that drives the development, convergence, and adoption of e-business standards for the global information society. The Consortium, founded in 1993, has more than 4000 participants from 600 organizations globally. On the website, users can find out how to participate and more about OASIS.
    The members of The European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics are leading research organizations from 18 countries in Europe. Their aim is to foster collaborative work between people in the fields of applied mathematics and computer science. The website is a guide to the various projects and events of the organization.
  • Internet Public Library
    IPL was founded in 1995 at the University of Michigan School of Information and Library Studies. It is now run by a consortium managed by Drexel University. Users can actually ask a question on the site, and it will be answered by email complete with sources consulted. Users can also search by subject for reference guides, sources, and information. Numerous other features located on this site.
  • OCLC: Online Computer Library Center
    OCLC, located Dublin, Ohio, was founded as a cooperative library consortium. It is a non-profit, membership, computer library service and research organization. There are more than 57,000 member libraries in 112 countries. Their services include locating, acquiring, cataloging, lending and preserving library materials. Users can access WorldCat to locate items from anywhere in the world.
  • OMG: Object Management Group
    The OMG, started in 1989, is an international, open-membership, not-for-profit computer industry consortium. OMG Task Forces develop standards for a wide range of technologies, including Real-time, Embedded and Specialized systems, analysis & design, architecture-driven modernization and Middleware. On the website is complete information about all the OMG projects and task forces and how to join.
The following articles provide recent consortium-related news.
  • Solar-powered car parks for electric cars to go on trial
    A consortium is to test car parks where motorists can charge their electric vehicles via solar power.
    BBC News.  Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019 00:00:40 GMT.
  • Inmarsat convinced by $3.4 billion cash buyout deal
    A private equity-led consortium agreed to buy Inmarsat Plc for about $3.4 billion in cash after the British satellite operator rebuffed a slightly lower bid from U.S. rival EchoStar last year.
    Reuters.  Monday, 25 Mar 2019 10:30:10 -0400.
  • MBDA revenues increase, order backlog grows
    European missile manufacturing consortium MBDA announced in its annual results that the firm’s order book had hit a record EUR17.4 billion (USD19.78 billion) following an absolute-terms increase of EUR600 million. ...
    Charles Forrester, London.  Janes 360.  Thursday, 21 Mar 2019 00:00:00 GMT.
  • Why consortium circling Inmarsat may wish to take it private
    It's a wonder that the management at Inmarsat ever have any time to focus on their day job.
    Sky News.  Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019 17:29:00 +0000.
  • Tech consortium flags more than 800 versions of New Zealand attack video
    A consortium of global technology firms has shared on its collective database the digital fingerprints of more than 800 versions of the video of New Zealand's mass shootings that killed 50 people, it said on Monday. ...
    Voice of America.  Tuesday, 19 Mar 2019 01:17:32 -0400.
  • EasyJet withdraws from proposed Alitalia consortium
    Budget airline withdraws from a potential partnership that was exploring future options for Alitalia.
    BBC News.  Monday, 18 Mar 2019 15:43:34 GMT.
  • Huge natural gas export facility in northern B.C. may get even larger
    One of the most expensive energy projects in Canada could soon get larger. Construction ramped up this month on LNG Canada's massive natural gas export facility in northern B.C., but the consortium is now talking about possible expansion.
    Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.  Saturday, 16 Mar 2019 04:00:00 EDT.
  • APG-QIC Consortium Acquires Interest in Brussels Airport
    NEW YORK, March 15, 2019 -- Pension investor APG in partnership with alternatives fund manager QIC has agreed to acquire a 36% interest in Brussels Airport. The APG-QIC jointly led consortium further comprises of Swiss Life. ...
    PR Newswire.  Saturday, 16 Mar 2019 01:37:00 +0000.
  • New emoji expand skin-tone options for couples of color
    Capping a yearlong project by the folks at the dating app Tinder and tech activist group Emojination, the Unicode Consortium has approved new multiracial emoji ...
    Japan Times.  Saturday, 09 Mar 2019 12:43:54 +0900.

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