Technical aspects may be useful but consumer adoption is the only real metric of success in web3
•Since the launch of the Open Metaverse Alliance (OMA3), 50 members have registered for the not-for-profit organization.
• Founding board members Animoca Brands, Dapper Labs, Voxels, Unstoppable Domains, Sandbox, and Decentraland are aboard when the OMA3 was inaugurated on November 1.
• Membership has been opened for organizations with the Web3 space and is anticipated to expand to individuals and DAOs in the near future.
• Borget replied that “we will quantify the success in two ways. First of all, the number of technical papers that are officially published by the board members. Second, adding to
To promote open standards for interoperability among virtual worlds, online games, social networks, and other similar platforms, the not-for-profit organization Open Metaverse Alliance (OMA) was founded on November 1st, 2019. The OMA has already garnered support from 50 members, including founding board members Animoca Brands, Dapper Labs, Voxels, Unstoppable Domains, Sandbox Interactive AG (makers of Albion Online), and Decentraland.
The membership is currently open to any organization with a presence in Web3 technology but plans to add individuals and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) as members in the near future. We sat down with Charles Borget, board member and Chief Product Officer of Decentraland, to learn more about the alliance and its goals.
What is the OMA ?
The Open Metaverse Alliance (OMA), was formed in 2006 to promote interoperability and open standards within virtual worlds and virtual reality. The organization now boasts 50 members, all of whom have committed to working together to promote a more open and connected metaverse. The alliance’s ultimate goal is to create a virtual world that is accessible to everyone, regardless of their platform of choice. To achieve this, the OMA is working on several initiatives, including the development of open-source software and the creation of industry standards. By promoting openness and collaboration, the OMA hopes to make the metaverse a more inclusive place for all.
What is the Purpose of the Open Metaverse Alliance?
The primary goal of the Open Metaverse Alliance is to promote interoperability across virtual worlds, online games, social networks, and other platforms through open standards. By having a common set of standards that all platforms can adhere to, users will have a greater degree of freedom when it comes to how they interact with different Web3 applications. For instance, if you own an avatar on one platform but would like to use it on another platform that uses different standards, the Open Metaverse Alliance is working to make this possible.
In addition to promoting interoperability, the OMA also plans to serve as a Web3 thought leader by publishing research papers and hosting events that discuss important topics related to virtual worlds and online communities.
Why Was the Open Metaverse Alliance Founded?
“There are many different virtual world platforms available today but most of them are closed off from each other,” Borget explained when asked about the reasons behind founding the alliance. “The Open Metaverse Alliance was created in order to bring these platforms together so that users have more choice and flexibility in how they interact with different Web3 applications.”
How Will You Measure Success?
When asked how they planned on measuring success, Borget replied that “we will quantify the success in two ways. First of all, the number of technical papers that are officially published by the board members. Second, adding to our membership base which is currently at 50 companies”.
The first metric — the number of technical papers published — will help gauge whether or not the OMA is succeeding in its goal of serving as a thought leader in the Web3 space. The second metric — the number of member organizations — will give insight into how successful the OMA has been at onboarding new members and expanding its reach.
The Open Metaverse Alliance (OMA) is a not-for-profit global organization created to promote open standards for interoperability among virtual worlds, online games, social networks, and other similar platforms. With 50 members onboard as of November 1st — including founding board members Animoca Brands, Dapper Labs, Voxels, Unstoppable Domains Sandbox Interactive AG (makers of Albion Online), and Decentraland — the OMA has already made significant headway towards achieving its goal.
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