From: Asmus Freytag (email@example.com)
Date: Wed Jan 06 2010 - 19:39:57 CST
On 1/6/2010 8:56 AM, Peter Constable wrote:
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Mahesh T. Pai
>> Slightly OT for the thread, but...
>> What is the purpose of a standard if it is not to be supported??
> Still off topic: Not a comment on ISO 9995 but in general: the fact that something has been made a standard does not imply that anybody in particular has to support it. It makes sense for a product to support a particular standard if in doing so business goals are met.
And, despite many well-crafted and successful standards, the mere fact
that something has passed the formalities required to be called a
standard, doesn't by itself guarantee that it represents an appropriate
or superior technical solution to a problem.
Just the kind of humbling thought that should not be forgotten in a
community engaged in standardization efforts.
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