2.6. Criteria for selecting Non-NATO standards

33. Any Non-NATO standard(s) listed in Volume 2 of NISP should:

  • Have implementations from a cross-section of vendors available;

  • Be utilized by the broader user community;

  • Be developed in a consensus-based way;

  • Be free from any legal issues (i.e. intellectual property rights);

  • Meet NATO requirements;

  • Be easily accessible to vendors;

  • Have an open architecture, e.g. extensible for new technological developments,

  • Be compatible with other NATO-agreed standards;

  • Be stable (mostly recognized by related community/industry) and mature enough in terms of technology;

  • Be measurable in terms of its compliance.