A Standards Primer

“I have recently had several long discussions about the
motivations and machinations that surround the development of
technology interoperability standards. Over the past few years,
I’ve also captured a lot of ideas and experience on the blog. I
pulled it all together into one place in the following paper,
‘Understanding Technology Standardization Efforts’

“For the record, I was a long term participant in the POSIX and
UNIX standardization efforts. I was a working group participant,
balloted many pieces of the standards and their amendments, and
participated in the management of the standards effort at the IEEE
as both an inaugural member of the Project Management Committee and
a voting member of the Sponsor Executive Committee…”

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