Industry Glossary

Project Status:



August 1, 2020

Estimated Completion:

December 31, 2020
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Problem Statement

Without a definitive source of streaming terminology, it is difficult to gain consensus on technical challenges resulting from miscommunication. Additionally, some existing terminology may be offensive to minority groups.

Project Description

Although there are many industry glossaries defining streaming terminology, there is no definitive source. As a result, it can be harder to discuss and reach consensus on technical challenges. A single, authoritative source of industry terms and definitions is a foundation upon which to describe technologies, processes, and other elements of the streaming workflow. But there is also another need for a single, authoritative glossary: offensive terms. With the growing awareness over racism, misogyny, and other forms of cultural repression, it behooves the streaming industry to ensure that any terminology and subsequent definitions, are devoid of language that some might find offensive.

Current Document

There is not a document currently associated with this project.

Goals and Objectives

The goals and objectives of this project are:
  • Develop a comprehensive list of streaming industry glossary terms and definitions
  • Create a website as the primary means to navigate and access the glossary
  • Remove offensive language from terms and definitions

Project Scope

This project WILL:
  • Identify a list of terminology relevant to the streaming industry
  • In the case of multiple terms for a single concept, recommend the adoption of one term
  • Ensure that there is no offensive language in either the terms or the definitions
  • Develop a website to allow for easy searching and consumption of glossary terms and definitions
This project will NOT:
  • Rewrite adequate definitions available in other glossary sources (i.e., Wikipedia). Rather, these definitions will be referenced as source material.


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