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developerWorks: Standards and Specs: Early Adopters

Oct 19, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Seebach)

"Adopting a standard before it has become fully established has advantages and disadvantages. In some cases, early adopters can have substantial influence over the development of a standard. Being first to market can also provide economic advantages.

"If you're going to adopt a standard before it becomes fully established, you should consider a few key factors first. This article looks at early adoption--who does it, why, and what can go wrong with it..."

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