There is an interesting article in the online edition of the German newsmagazine Der Spiegel titled "Kalter Krieg ums Internet" (Cold War about the Internet). What may sound like a sexy title is, in fact, a report on the current ITU summit in Dubai where ITU's claims to be responsible for internet standardisation and administration and to go for a (hostile?) take over of work from IETF, ICANN, perhaps others like W3C, IEEE etc., are discussed.
According to the author of the article, the debate is about who controls the internet - about power with a threat to the openness and the freedom of the internet.
Against the background of this discussion and the claims from ITU, a number of global standards development organisations had published some principles under the name of OpenStand as the paradigm for "mondern standards development".