The formal press release is on DoCoMo's web site.
They actually say 'We are not another standards body' somewhere. The idea
is to specify features rather than APIs - in effect to pick which
standards to use rather than to design new technology standards. It's the
difference between saying 'every PC has to have the follwing minimum specs
to get the Windows badge' and going out and designing PCI or USB.
The website that was up was so ugly / basic that maybe they've taken it
down prior to putting up something decent...
> OMTP is yet another standards body attempting to promote open standards
> amongst mobile manufacturers.
> With the messy state of Web standards compliance on mobiles, an
> organisation like this is long overdue although I noticed NTT DoCoMo is
> a member which is rather like inviting Hannibal Lector for vegetarian.
> Their Web site (http://www.omtp.org/) was up earlier today but appears
> to have been replaced with the ubiquitous "Hello World" message;
> somewhat embarrassing for an organisation with 100,000 Euro membership
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