After this first initiative, several other projects have started in the Europe, USA and Japan, among which the most important are: OSACA
(Open System Architecture for Controls within Automation System), OMAC (Open Modular Architecture Controllers), OSEC (Open System Environment for Controller) and JOP (Japanese Open Promotion Group).
* supporting future numerical control structures based on the OSACA
The Japanese have a consortium (OSEC) that has introduced two prototypes, the Europeans have project groups (OSACA
and HUMOS) that are attacking it, and here in the US, the OASYS consortium of control and machine builders plans to have six demonstration sites running by June.